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Friday, June 24, 2005

Activist murdered in Queretaro

This week, an activist of the gay community in Queretaro was found murdered in his condom shop in the center of the city. The store also served as an informal source of information for young people about sexually transmitted diseases. He was 28.

The police claim the motive of the crime was robbery, but with six knife wounds, that's hard to swallow. Apparently, hate crimes of this type have been on the rise in this large industrial city two hours north of Mexico City.

Read the story related to my earlier post on homophobia in Mexico.

This Saturday, Mexico City will hold its gay rights march, which has recently turned into more of a gay pride parade, according to one of my friends. In the past, it used to be a march demanding protection of the community's human rights, but of late has turned into a NYC inspired drag parade. I'll let you know what I think on Sunday.

posted by Michelle @ 9:54 AM,


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