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The latest news on progress for LGBT equality and legalized same-sex marriage for gays and lesbians in Puerto Rico.

Rihanna's Fenty Ad Stars Wives Miss Argentina & Miss Puerto Rico

The women's love story sets the stage for Rihanna’s luxury perfume, Fenty Eau de Parfum.

Cover-Up Over Killing of Gay Rapper Kevin Fret?

Charges over corruption, extortion, and a sex tape rile the unsolved case.

Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico Reveal That They're Married

The two met at the 2020 Miss Grand International competition in Thailand. 

Mr. Gay World 2022 Has Been Announced

And the winner is...

Ricky Martin Faces New Sex Abuse Complaint

The complaint was filed a day after Ricky Martin sued his nephew over his nephew's allegations of sex abuse and incest. 

Ricky Martin’s Nephew Withdraws Incest Claims in Court: Report

"We are glad that our client saw justice done and can now move forward with his life and his career," Ricky Martin's legal team said.

Ricky Martin Denies He Had Sexual Relationship With Nephew

Martin's lawyer called the allegations "untrue" and "disgusting."

Ricky Martin Reportedly Accused of Incest in Domestic Abuse Case

Martin has denied the claims, calling them "completely false allegations."

Ricky Martin Issued Domestic Violence Restraining Order in Puerto Rico

Representatives for Ricky Martin said the allegations are "false and fabricated."

Puerto Rico Declares Emergency Over Violence Against Trans, Cis Women

The governor partially blames "systematic machismo" for dozens of murders and thousands of beatings.

Trans Americans Shot to Death in Chicago, Puerto Rico

The deaths of Tyianna "Davarea" Alexander and Samuel Edmund Damian Valentin come after a year that saw record fatal violence against trans Americans.

Trans Nursing Student Michelle Ramos Vargas Shot to Death

Her death in Puerto Rico is the sixth known homicide of a trans person in the territory and the 30th in the U.S. this year.

Two Men Indicted for Murders of Transgender Women in Puerto Rico

The suspects are charged with murdering Serena Angelique Velazquez and Layla Pelaez after discovering the women were trans.

Two Arrested in Killings of Trans Women in Puerto Rico

The men have been detained in connection with the deaths of Serena Angelique Velazquez and Layla Pelaez but have not been charged.

Trans Woman Murdered in Puerto Rico, Third This Month

Penelope Diaz Ramirez, killed at the Bayamon correctional complex, was also the fifth trans person murdered in the U.S. territory this year.

Two Trans Women Murdered in Puerto Rico

Serena Angelique Velazquez and Layla Pelaez are the third and fourth trans people killed in the territory this year, and the eighth and ninth in the U.S. as a whole.

Trans Man Murdered in Puerto Rico, Hours After Assault Report

Yampi Mendez Arocho, shot to death last week, is the second trans person murdered in the territory this year.

Hours After Restroom Incident, Trans Woman Murdered in Puerto Rico

Alexa Negron Luciano was killed not long after being reported for using a women's restroom at a McDonald's.