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ADDED ON: 09/19/2021

Salvadoran president rules out allowing abortion, same-sex marriage

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele said on Friday a raft of constitutional reforms the government will send soon to Congress will not contain decriminalization of abortion, legalization of same-sex marriage or steps to…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2021

Draft of Cuba’s new family code opens door for gay marriage

The draft of a new family code for Cuba released Wednesday proposes allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as giving children greater participation in decisions that affect them. The…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2021

Nicaragua seeks to shut down country’s oldest LGBTQ rights group

The government of Nicaragua has sought to shut down the country’s oldest LGBTQ rights group. Confidencial, an online newspaper that is critical of the government, reported the Interior Ministry has asked the…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2021

Gay former Cuba lawmaker banned from leaving country

HAVANA — A gay man who is a former member of Cuba’s National Assembly has been banned from leaving the country. Luis Ángel Adán Roble on Aug. 14 tweeted a picture of…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2021

Hundreds take part in Cayman’s first Gay Pride Parade

The first Gay Pride Parade was held in the Cayman Islands Saturday, when hundreds of people, many clad in rainbow colours, marched along West Bay Road. At the front of the parade,…

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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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