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New partnership between Mexico consulate and LGBTQ organization

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY) - The Consulate of Mexico in Yuma and the All Yuma Center officially announced their new partnership on Wednesday.

This is the first partnership between a Mexico consulate and a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ) nonprofit organization across the country.

"Mexico is growing, it means that they're more accepting and it also means that here in Yuma, we're more accepting as well," said Doug Jennings, President of All Yuma Center.

Jennings, alongside José Antonio Larios Ponce, the Head Consul at Consulate of Mexico in Yuma, signed the papers Wednesday morning.

"It doesn't matter where you come from, we're all people and we're going to build a stronger community," Jennings said.

Local community leaders and Yuma residents attended the signing which was followed by cake and a toast.

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Teagan Rasche

Teagan Rasche joined KSWT in October 2019. She is originally from Vancouver, Canada.

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