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LGBTI Rights in Guatemala


ADDED ON: 12/19/2020

Forum focused on the importance of LGBTQ rights in Central America

As part of the commemoration of International Human Rights Day, the organization Visibles de Guatemala, held a virtual forum on LGBTQ rights in Central America from December 9 to 12 with the…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2020

‘A Butterfly With My Wings Cut Off’: A Transgender Asylum Seeker’s Quest to Come to California

When she turned 15, like so many girls in her town in Guatemala, Luna Guzmán celebrated with a quinceañera. “My friend lent me the dress because she saw the way I used…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2020

Rights group denounces Central America anti-LGBTQ violence

Human Rights Watch criticized Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala for failing to stop violence against LGBTQ people in a new report published on Wednesday, which also denounced the United States for denying…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2020

Gay Man Provides Help to LGBT Asylum Seekers in Mexico

A gay man from Guatemala who has asked for asylum in the U.S. runs a project that helps LGBT asylum seekers in a Mexican border city. Estuardo Cifuentes arrived in Matamoros, which…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2020

Transgender Salvadoran woman who fled to Guatemala murdered

A 29-year-old transgender woman from El Salvador who fled to Guatemala was murdered on Aug. 1. The woman, who the Blade will call Jazmín in order to protect her family’s security, had…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2020

Guatemala: Rights Official at Risk of Dismissal

Members of Guatemala’s Congress should act swiftly to block the attempt by a number of lawmakers to remove the ombudsperson, Jordán Rodas, for supporting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2020

Gay congressman in Guatemala says indigenous people erased from coronavirus prevention campaign

Guatemala’s first openly gay and HIV-positive congressman has warned indigenous people are being erased from the country’s coronavirus prevention campaign. Aldo Dávila accused Guatemala’s health department of putting indigenous communities at risk…

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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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