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Seeking Protection Across the Border

As the gay rights movement progresses in Latin American countries, homosexual Mexicans struggle to prove asylum in the United States is warranted.

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As Latin Nations Treat Gays Better, Asylum Is Elusive
Article | SAN DIEGO -- Quietly over the past 14 years, gay men and lesbians from Mexico have sought -- and received -- political asylum in the United States based on their sexual orientation and the argument that the culture of "machismo" in their country has sometimes put homosexuals there in danger.

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