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ADDED ON: 07/01/2020

‘Work to do’ as coronavirus hits LGBT+ Jamaicans hard

Paris Lewinsky has been taking hormones for almost a year and is starting to grow breasts. But the transgender Jamaican’s long-held dream of physically transitioning is now under threat, because she cannot…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2020

Lesbian Couple From Cuba Fights For Life Together in U.S.

Yanelkys Moreno Agramonte, 36, and Dayana Rodríguez González, 31, had never been apart in the nearly five years since they began dating. Their lives were one until Nov. 3, 2019, when they…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2020

History-making queer activist Caleb Orozco gives a rousing reminder that ‘giving up is not an option’

In 2016, after a long fight from LGBT+ activists, gay sex was finally made legal in the Central American country of Belize. That change would never have happened without the tireless campaigning…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2020

Costa Rica’s Progress on Marriage Equality Should Inspire the Region

Costa Rica became the first Central American country to allow same-sex marriage on May 26. This is no small political feat in a country where the issue divided voters in the 2018…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2020

Costa Rica: 82 same-sex couples have joined their lives and await registration of their marriages

82 same-sex couples have joined their lives and hope that their marriages in the country will be registered very soon. This is confirmed by data provided by the Civil Registry to AM…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2020

Families are major source of abuse for gay women, trans people, report says

Family members are often the main perpetrators of abuse against lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people, according to a major global report published on Monday. The study of 24 countries by Britain’s…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2020

Costa Rica Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Costa Rica legalized same-sex marriage on Tuesday, becoming the first Central American country to do so and sparking an emotional response from rights campaigners as the first weddings were held overnight. Celebrations…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2020

Cuba’s LGBTQ community is living a week of celebrations and controversy

This past Monday the LGBTI+ community celebrated the first anniversary of the march of May 11, 2019, when several hundred people demonstrated in Havana. This protest followed the cancellation of an official…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2020

No medicine, no food: Coronavirus restrictions amplify health risks to LGBT+ people with HIV

It started with headaches then came nausea and diarrhea. Within two weeks, gay Ugandan barber Eric had became so weak without his HIV medication he could not walk and had to be…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2020

Costa Rica lawmakers criticize efforts to delay gay marriage

Lawmakers and government officials in Costa Rica on Wednesday chided fellow politicians trying to delay a landmark gay marriage ruling from taking effect, an effort which ended in a punch-up between members…

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ADDED ON: 04/23/2020

The danger of being transgender in Latin America in times of quarantine

The trend started on April 1 in Panama, when President Laurentino Cortizo announced that men and women can only leave their homes on different days in an effort to slow the spread…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2020

Gender Distancing: Some Latin American Countries Taking Radical Steps

In a strong initiative to combat COVID-19, some of the Latin American nations have taken a step to promote social distancing, and that is to separate men and women. However, the Colombian…

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