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Michael K. Lavers
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The earthquake that struck in central #Mexico on Tuesday has killed at least 149 people and caused widespread damage throughout the region. The earthquake also caused several buildings in LGBT-friendly neighborhoods in #MexicoCity to collapse / El terremoto que sacudió México el martes ha dejado al mínimo de 149 personas fallecidas y ha causado daños generalizados por la región. También se cayeron varios edificios en zonas de la Ciudad de México que son amables a la comunidad LGBT +Washington Blade
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I have had the opportunity to speak with more than a dozen transgender rights advocates throughout Latin America since January about their situation and that of their community. Here is my feature on the region's trans rights movement. / He tenido la oportunidad de hablar con más de una docena de activistas trans en América Latina desde enero sobre su situación y la de su comunidad. Aquí está mi nota sobre el movimiento trans en la región

P.S. I will also be reporting from Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Colombia and Chile from Sept. 19-Oct. 4 / P.D. Estaré reportando desde Honduras, El Salvador, Panamá, Colombia y Chile a partir del 19 de septiembre hasta el 4 de octubre

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Hurricane #Irma caused significant damage — flooding and downed trees — in Key West when it made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday morning. A fund has also been set up to benefit Irma's LGBT victims in the Caribbean through the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition +Washington Blade
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#VititMuntarbhorn, the first-ever LGBTI rights watchdog at the United Nations, announced his resignation on Sept. 8. +Washington Blade
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Two anti-LGBT posts appeared on a student-run Snapchat page in Stafford County, Va., last week. +Washington Blade
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Hurricane #Irma on Saturday damaged an LGBT community center in the Cuban town of Santo Domingo / El huracán Irma el sábado causó daños a un centro comunitario LGBT en el pueblo cubano de Santo Domingo +Washington Blade
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A group of roughly two dozen people from KhushDC and other groups gathered in Dupont Circle on Sunday to protest against anti-LGBT violence, Islamophobia and racism. The protest is one of seven that are taking place across the country around the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which is on Monday. +Washington Blade
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Lisbeth Melendez Rivera of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation rode out Hurricane #Irma with her family in #PuertoRico on Wednesday. Advocates and journalists in the Leeward Islands, Cuba and South Florida spoke with me on Thursday about the storm / Lisbeth Meléndez Rivera del Human Rights Campaign se quedó el huracán Irma en Puerto Rico el miércoles. Activistas y periodistas en las Antillas Menores, #Cuba y el Sur de Florida me hablaron el jueves sobre la tormenta +Washington Blade
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Two gay Cuban journalists say they were detained on Wednesday while covering Hurricane #Irma preparations in the city of Sagua la Grande / Dos periodistas cubanos gay dicen que fueron detenidos el miércoles mientras reportaban las preparaciones en avance del huracán Irma en la ciudad de Sagua la Grande +Washington Blade
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday spoke at the opening of the U.S. Conference on AIDS here in D.C. She said President Trump's proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year would adversely impact people with HIV/AIDS. +Washington Blade
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