Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: In Mexico, Momentum Builds for Women-Only Ride-Hailing Apps

In early September, a 19-year-old college student named Mara Castilla was heading home after a night out with friends in Cholula, Mexico, near Puebla. It was late, so she did what anyone would’ve done: She ordered a car using a ride-hailing app (Cabify, in this case). She never made it home. A week later, her body was found in a ditch, and the driver was arrested on suspicion of rape and murder.

Since then, women across Mexico have been worried—even more worried than usual in a country where seve…

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Meet the Patron Saint of Resisting Gentrification

On a street in Mexico City’s Colonia Juarez, in an area bounded by muffler shops on one end and a craft beer garden/gourmet food court on the other, there exists a tiny altar. Inside is the figure of a woman, about 12 inches tall, her hands clasped in supplication.

Blessed mother, saint, and daughter
Save me from eviction, from rising rents and property tax
Save me from greedy landlords and corrupt developers
Save me from gentrification

So goes the prayer of Santa Mari La Juaricua, the saint that …