Puerto Rico

  • AHF Sends Help To Puerto Rico

    A plane carrying resources to Puerto Rico took off Friday morning from a Miami airfield. Loaded with generators, the cargo plane was chartered by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

  • Appeal Sought In Puerto Rico Gay Marriage Case

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal court judge has rejected an attempt to end a ban on same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico, saying political order itself depends on traditional marriage and deriding the logic of courts that have overturned such bans. The five gay couples who filed the suit will appeal, their attorney said Wednesday.

  • Efforts to Help LGBT Puerto Ricans After Maria 'Being Forgotten'

    An activist from Puerto Rico who attended the National LGBTQ Task Force’s annual Creating Change conference in D.C. on Saturday said efforts to help the island’s LGBT community after Hurricane Maria are “being forgotten.”

  • I am Jazz - New Docu-Series Features Inspiring Local Trans Teen’s Life

    At 14, Jazz Jennings is not just a transgender girl, but she’s also one of the youngest transgender activists you’ll find. Diagnosed with gender dysphoria at 3, the South Florida teen has undergone a rollercoaster of experiences as a trailblazer for young trans kids.

  • Over 60 Same-Sex Couples Married at Puerto Rico Wedding

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Over 60 couples from around the region gathered in Puerto Rico's capital Sunday to exchange vows at a same-sex marriage ceremony while a crowd of supporters snapped photos and cheered.

  • Puerto Rican Wants Same-Sex Marriages Recognized

    A Puerto Rico attorney who married her longtime partner on the U.S. mainland has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have their marriage recognized in her home territory.

  • Puerto Ricans with HIV/AIDS Continue to Struggle After Maria

    (WB) The situation for people with HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rico remains precarious three months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

  • Puerto Rico for First Time Allows Same-Sex Couple to Adopt

    A Puerto Rico court has for the first time allowed a same-sex couple to adopt a child.

  • Puerto Rico Gay Bar Becomes 'Oasis' After Maria

    It was around midnight on Feb. 2 at the Bear Tavern PR, a gay bar in the Ocean Park neighborhood of the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan, when a woman began to pass around pieces of her birthday cake.

  • Puerto Rico Gears Up For Annual Gay Pride Festival And Parade

    Discourse between the U.S. and Puerto Rico over the political status of the world's oldest colony has been a hot topic of conversation in news headlines for years.

  • Puerto Rico HIV/AIDS Organization Still Without Power After Hurricanes

    (WB) An organization that delivers meals to people with HIV/AIDS in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico has been without electricity for more than two months.

  • Puerto Rico Prepares For Mass Wedding of Gay Couples

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — More than 60 gay couples are preparing to exchange vows at a mass wedding in Puerto Rico, celebrating a U.S. Supreme Court ruling affecting the socially conservative U.S. territory, organizers said Wednesday.

  • Puerto Rico Relaxes School Uniform Rules For LGBT Students

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Students at public schools across Puerto Rico for the first time can choose to wear pants or skirts as part of their uniform regardless of their gender without being punished, a move that has unleashed a debate in this socially conservative island.

  • Puerto Rico's First LGBT Monument Undamaged by Maria

    (WB) Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part interview with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz that the Washington Blade conducted on Nov. 1, 2017, at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in D.C. Part one of the interview can be found here.

    The mayor of the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan on Wednesday said Hurricane Maria did not damage the U.S. commonwealth’s first LGBT-specific monument.

  • Ricky Martin Aids Puerto Rico After Hurricane

    Ricky Martin and an assortment of other celebrities are levelling globally conscious gazes at Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida, with efforts to raise money for food, medicine and shelter for areas devastated by the recent hurricanes.

  • San Juan Mayor Struggles to Help People with HIV/AIDS

    (WB) Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part interview with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz the Washington Blade conducted on Nov. 1, 2017, at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in D.C.

    The mayor of the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan on Wednesday said her government is doing everything it can to help people with HIV/AIDS in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

  • Suit: Connecticut Scoutmaster Abused 19 Kids in '60s, '70s

    Seventeen men and two women are suing the Boy Scouts of America and local chapters in Connecticut, saying a now-dead scoutmaster sexually abused them when they were children in the 1960s and 1970s. The suit alleges that a few of the accusers were assaulted more than 1,000 times.