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ADDED ON: 07/23/2021

Panama’s Gender-Based Lockdown and the Resilience of Transgender Activism

On April 1, 2020, the government of Panama introduced a gender-based lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This meant that women and men were only allowed to do essential shopping on…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2021

LGBTQ Activists Condemn the Dominican Republic For New Penal Code That Makes Anti-Gay Discrimination Legal

Recently, the hashtags #DontCometoDR and #DRisnotgayfriendly began to trend on social media. The trend was in response to a new penal code that the Dominican Republic‘s government passed. The Dominican Republic’s new…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2021

Anti-LGBT+ laws cost Caribbean billions in lost business – report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Businessman Richard Branson on Wednesday urged Caribbean countries to be more LGBT-friendly as a report said anti-gay laws cost the region’s 12 English-speaking nations up to $4.4…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2021

Inter-American court rules Honduras responsible for transgender woman’s murder

In an unprecedented decision in the history of Honduras, the Honduran state was found guilty today of the extrajudicial execution of transgender activist Vicky Hernández, which occurred on the night of June…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2021

Guatemala: 3 Killings of LGBT People in a Week

Unidentified assailants killed two transgender women and one gay man in Guatemala in separate attacks within the span of one week, including Andrea González, the leader of a trans rights organization, Human…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2021

Case of murdered Honduran trans woman could set legal precedent in region

An international court is examining whether the Honduran government was complicit in the killing of Vicky Hernández, a 26-year-old trans woman fatally shot on the night of the country's 2009 coup d'état.…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2021

Tireless fighter and beloved trans activist ‘assassinated’ just metres from her home in Guatemala

In Guatemala, frustration and grief swept the nation after two beloved and tireless trans activists were killed in two separate attacks just days apart. Andrea González, a 28-year-old who helmed trans rights…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2021

Giant Rainbow Flags Fly In Havana

Cuba draped its health ministry with a giant rainbow flag on Monday to mark International Day against Homophobia, in a key year for LGBT+ rights as the Caribbean country decides on a…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2021

In Juarez, Transgender Women In Limbo Await U.S. Asylum Exception

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We're going to stick with immigration for a few more minutes. The U.S.-Mexico border has been closed to most migrants during the pandemic, including those seeking asylum. The majority…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2021

Guatemala LGBTI: Discrimination and Migration

  Guatemala, located on Mexico’s southern border and bordering Honduras and El Salvador, is a country that has for decades experienced migration issues, in part related to violence within the country. Currently,…

ADDED ON: 05/12/2021

Family code bill to be introduced in Cuban Parliament in July

The National Center for Sexual Education on May 4 during a press conference in which it unveiled the program for the 14th annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia events in…

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ADDED ON: 05/03/2021

Court could force Honduras to stop ‘social cleansing’ of trans people

International LGBT+ advocates are waiting anxiously for the verdict of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which monitors human rights in the western hemisphe. The top tribunal was prompted to intervene last…

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