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IX Coloquio Sobre la Mujer

Por M. Álvarez
Alianza Ciudadana en Pro de la Salud LGBTTA (ACPSLGBTTA)

Hoy comenzó el IX Coloquio Sobre la Mujer, en la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Cayey. La actividad, a cargo del Proyecto de Estudios de las Mujeres (ProMujeres), está enfocada en temas relacionados al desarrollo, paz y derechos humanos de las mujeres.

Serán 3 días de presentaciones, diálogos e intercambio de ideas que tocarán temas como género y derechos humanos, prevención de la violencia sexual, diversidad sexual y género, derechos sexuales, entre muchos otros, todos relacionados al desarrollo de la mujer.

La temática LGBTT solo se tocará en dos conferencias, la primera se ofrecerá esta tarde,  Historia de las mujeres lesbianas profesionalmente exitosas y sus implicaciones en el proceso de consejería; y la segunda mañana miércoles en la tarde, un conversatorio- performance, El imaginario de la mujer en los travestis, transgéneros, transexuales.

La Alianza Ciudadana en Pro de la Salud LGBTTA está presente en esta actividad con una mesa informativa sobre la Alianza y temas de salud relacionados a la Mujer lesbiana y bisexual.

Para mantenerte informado/a de los acontecimientos en el IX Coloquio y nuestra participación visítanos en nuestra página web SaludLGBTTA.org y en Facebook:SaludLGBTTA

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With health insurance domestic partners in the Capital

Puerto Rico’s capital city, San Juan, will be the first  to have a health insurance that will include domestic partners.

The directive, issued on January 17 and announced Sunday by Cruz Soto states that the health plan that is negotiated by the Municipality of San Juan should consider as beneficiary the partner of any employee under a domestic union, and dependents that may arise as a result of that relationship. Two newly hired employees in the Municipality of San Juan will be the first to benefit from the executive order issued by Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto aimed to include domestic partners in the health coverage offered to employees of the Capital .

The administration of the municipality and the health insurer Triple S, held a meeting-orientation  attended by both couples, one heterosexual and one homosexual, with success.

Yulin, who took office in the town this month, had many questions in the wake of this ordinance, to which she answered “I’m not here as mayor to judge, but to help”

We commend the mayor for this great step to social justice and equal rights!

On another note: Carmen Yulin also announced that November 13 will be declared as the “Day for awareness against hate crimes.” She explained that she chose that date because it coincides with the murder, in 2009, of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado. A 19 years old teen who died decapitated, dismembered, and burned. The police investigator suggested that he deserved what he got because of the “type of lifestyle” he was leading.

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