25th October 2014
US: Ricky Martin disappointed after Puerto Rico judge upholds ban on same-sex marriage 9
1:17 PM — Puerto Rican pop singer Ricky Martin says he is disappointed, after a district judge broke with consensus to maintain a ban on equal marriage.
7th June 2014
Puerto Rico: Openly gay lawyer nominated for Supreme Court
3:22 PM — A lesbian lawyer has become the first openly gay person to be nominated for Puerto Rico's Supreme Court.
10th October 2013
NOW: Gay boxer Orlando Cruz to wear rainbow shorts against homophobia 5
7:02 PM — Gay boxer Orlando Cruz is to wear rainbow shorts in protest against homophobia in a fight in Las Vegas on Saturday.
8th October 2013
Gay boxer Orlando Cruz: I was scared about coming out, but it’s made me happy and free 5
10:57 AM — Puerto Rican professional boxer Orlando Cruz says he was scared about coming out as gay because he feared a negative reaction from the boxing community.
15th August 2013
Puerto Rican gay boxer Orlando Cruz to marry boyfriend 5
3:21 PM — Puerto Rican professional boxer Orlando Cruz is to marry his long term boyfriend José Manuel after proposing on Facebook.
14th August 2013
Puerto Rico: Legislators to consider law allowing same-sex couples to adopt 2
7:15 PM — Faced with strong religious opposition, Puerto Rico is to consider proposed laws which would allow gay couples to adopt, and which would establish a public school curriculum examining gender issues, including sexual discrimination.
9th May 2013
Ricky Martin writes to Puerto Rican governor in LGBT rights call 3
6:58 PM — Ricky Martin has urged Puerto Rican lawmakers to back measures that would extend adoption and other legal protections to the US territory's LGBT residents.
8th May 2013
Puerto Rico: Amnesty urges lawmakers to take ‘historic’ steps to protect LGBT people
3:02 PM — Amnesty International is urging lawmakers in Puerto Rico to end discrimination against LGBT people, as two bills are due for debate this week.
15th April 2013
Anti-gay marriage protest takes place in Puerto Rico 5
10:51 AM — Hundreds of people have marched in Puerto Rico to demand that the governor approve a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
20th March 2013
Puerto Rico Government signals support for gay adoption 1
3:36 PM — Puerto Rico's government is supporting an effort to overturn a ban on gay couples adopting children.
21st February 2013
Puerto Rico: 200,000 rally against gay rights 6
5:21 PM — A demonstration against equal rights for gay people in Puerto Rico earlier this week saw hundreds of thousands of people turn up.
Puerto Rico: Supreme Court upholds gay adoption ban 2
1:24 AM — The Supreme Court in Puerto Rico voted on Wednesday to uphold a law banning same-sex couples from adopting children.
4th October 2012
Puerto Rican pro boxer comes out as gay 26
11:40 AM — Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando Cruz has said that he is indeed a gay man.
31st August 2011
Anti-gay Puerto Rican senator blames ‘political enemies’ for naked Grindr photos 26
10:52 AM — A Puerto Rican senator who allegedly posted a picture of his naked buttocks on gay iPhone app Grindr says he is the victim of political enemies. New Progressive Party Senator Roberto Arango has not denied the images are of him.
30th August 2011
Puerto Rico politician resigns over gay Grindr photos 34
11:45 AM — A Puerto Rico politician who has voted against gay rights has resigned after reports said explicit photos of him had been found on gay iPhone app Grindr. New Progressive Party Senator Roberto Arango said he had taken some snaps to document his weight loss.
12th August 2011
Ricky Martin says women still flirt with him 17
5:32 PM — Gay singer Ricky Martin says women still try to seduce him, a year after he came out. The star said he was flattered, but uninterested.
11th November 2010
Ricky Martin says he’ll get married when Puerto Rico allows it 12
3:17 PM — Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin says he will marry his partner when his home country legalises gay marriage. The star has not revealed the name of his long-term boyfriend, but says they would get married if they could.
14th January 2010
Suspect in Puerto Rico gay murder will stand trial
12:40 PM — The man accused of murdering a gay Puerto Rico teenager has been found fit to stand trial. Juan A Martinez Matos, 26, is accused of killing Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado in November in the city of Cayey.