Guatemala

LGBTI Rights in Guatemala


ADDED ON: 03/22/2020

Coronavirus Leaves Migrants along Mexico-U.S. Border even More Vulnerable

Jaime Antonio Marin Rocha and his mother, Yolanda Rocha, run Jardín de las Mariposas, a shelter for LGBT migrants in the Mexican border city of Tijuana. Marin told the Washington Blade on…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2020

Two Gay Immigrants Left Everything For Safety In The US. Instead, They Were Sent To Guatemala.

Sitting in a jet streaming toward Guatemala, watching the landscape shift below, Pablo replayed the scenes that had led to this moment. He recalled the day he fled his home in El…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2020

Guatemalan Actor Enrique Salanic Blocked From Entering US to Promote LGBT Film ‘José’

Guatemalan actor Enrique Salanic has been blocked from entering the United States ahead of the U.S. premiere of his award-winning movie “José,” in which he stars. The film premieres in New York…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2020

Homosexual and trans migrants ask for help from the LGBT community in Mexico

Central American homosexuals and trans who travel in the migrant caravan this Monday ask for the attention and help of the Mexican LGBT community because of the risk they face and the…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2020

Being gay in Guatemala is ‘a political issue’

Guatemala's Aldo Davila has been interested in politics since he was a teenager. He has always empathized with those struggling in Guatemala's unequal and at times violent society. Davila, who was born…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2020

House Democrats to ask ICE to release all transgender immigrants in custody

House Democrats are preparing to ask the Department of Homeland Security to release all transgender immigrants being held at long-term federal immigration facilities. Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois is leading the…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2019

Vulnerable LGBTQ migrants left to wait in Mexico

Migrants can still request asylum based on persecution because of their gender identity and/or their sexual orientation. Pedro Luis Perez arrived at the northern Mexico border in early 2019 looking for safety…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2019

The migrant caravans: Finally feeling safe, she longs for her wife and son

Marveny Suchite lives with her American immigration sponsor in a bungalow here on a tree-lined street. A neighbor’s yard sign reads: “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor.”…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2019

LGBTQ asylum seekers persecuted at home and in U.S. custody

With more than 800,000 migrants currently applying for asylum in the U.S., a growing number of immigrants rights groups are calling attention to the plight of LGBTQ people, many of whom are…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2019

LGBT asylum-seekers exempt from ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy and can stay in US

Asylum-seekers who arrive at the southern border and claim to be LGBT are exempt from the U.S.-Mexico “Remain in Mexico” policy and will not be returned to Mexico to await decisions by…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2019

Aldo Davila: Guatemala Elects First Openly Gay Congressman

Final results of last month's election in Guatemala were released on Friday. Among the 160 deputies elected on June 16 was Aldo Iván Dávila Morales, who is openly gay and living with…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2019

Gay man poised to win seat in Guatemala congress

An openly gay man is poised to win a seat in Guatemala’s congress. Local media reports say the preliminary results of Sunday’s national elections indicate Aldo Dávila of the Winaq Movement, a…

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