First School for Transvestites Opens in Buenos Aires

April 28, 2012 Marcela Valente 0

With 35 students, the first secondary school specifically for transvestites and other members of sexual minorities who face discrimination in mainstream schools opened in March in the Argentine capital. Francisco Quiñones, the head of the new school, explained that the idea was “to create an inclusive school, free of discrimination, that takes into account and values the different trans identities, where they can manage to finish secondary school. Public schools, which are governed by rules that cater to heterosexuals, drive these people away.”


Women of Las Patronas Aid Central American Migrants in Mexico

April 26, 2012 Joseph Sorrentino 0

For seventeen years, a group of women in La Patrona, Veracruz, has been handing out food and water to Central American migrants riding cargo trains north in search of work. Most are hoping to make it to the US to find work but first they must make it through Mexico, where they risk being robbed, beaten, kidnapped, murdered.  The passage through La Patrona is one of the few bright spots on their trip.


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