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Puerto Rico Shows How Resistance Is Done

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Puerto Rico Shows How Resistance Is Done

A week after Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló finally caved in to days of protests, announcing he would resign on August 2, the citizens of Puerto Rico who turned out in unprecedented numbers to protest revelations of both corruption and shocking misogyny and homophobia among his inner circle are not yet resting on their laurels. Comments (1)
Out gay congressional candidate Ritchie Torres is making it clear he needs the support of the wider LGBTQ community in order to defeat homophobic City Councilmember Ruben Diaz, Sr. — and so far, he’s showing he can meet that hurdle. Comment
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló finally caved in to days of protests on July 24 when he announced he would resign on August 2, but people on the island are remaining steadfast in their calls for wider change in the US territory. Comment
In the midst of controversy engulfing the city’s Department of Correction following the death of a transgender woman in its custody, an out lesbian has assumed the new post of director of LGBTQ+ initiatives. Comment
Last December, legalizing adult use of pot seemed like a sure thing in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who had earlier damned pot as a “gateway” drug and severely restricted the state’s medical marijuana program, changed course and backed legal adult use. Comment
Building an imposing war chest a year ahead of the June 2020 Democratic primary, out gay congressional candidate Ritchie Torres blew his opponents out of the water with a whopping $522,000 fundraising haul from April 1 to June 30 of this year. Comment
Contentious protests have emerged in San Juan, New York, and other cities in response to explosive revelations that the embattled governor of Puerto Rico and his top aides made disparaging comments about women, LGBTQ people, journalists, and others in private chats. Comment

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