Guatemala

LGBTI Rights in Guatemala


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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ADDED ON: 06/20/2019

Transgender migrants find safe haven in Juarez

A rainbow flag sways in the wind outside a pink two-story house in an out-of-the-way Juarez neighborhood. Inside, 38 men and boys tell jokes, try on new skirts or dresses and help…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2019

Queer in the caravan: The dangers LGBT migrants face in search for asylum

The journey north for migrants traveling through Mexico carries multiple risks—food insecurity, exposure to elements, assault, injury and more. Traveling with a caravan offers a measure of safety against some of these…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2019

Transgender woman from El Salvador dies in ICE custody

A transgender woman from El Salvador died on Saturday while in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. An ICE press release says Johana “Joa” Medina Leon, who was identified by her birth…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2019

‘I Knew I Had to Get Out to Survive’—Violence Drives LGBT Central Americans North

The desperation of daily life in Honduras is driving thousands of people to join other Central American migrants in their long march northward toward what they hope is asylum and safety in…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2019

LGBTI migrants from Central America find refuge in D.C.

Méndez, a transgender woman from San Salvador, El Salvador, told that she and Rony Alexander, a gay man from Honduras’ Lempira department, became a couple when they arrived in D.C. earlier this…

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ADDED ON: 03/28/2019

LGBTI migrants struggle to survive along Guatemala-Mexico border

Gaudy Coutiño Valladares works for the Guatemalan Red Cross in Tecún Umán, a small city in the country’s San Marcos department that is across the Suchiate River from Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. The…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2019

Two gay men run for Guatemala Congress

Two openly gay men are among the candidates who are running for seats in Guatemala’s congress. Aldo Dávila, executive director of Asociación Gente Positiva, a Guatemala City-based HIV/AIDS service organization, is a…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2019

ICE confirms 45 transgender women being held at Texas detention center

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement this week confirmed to the Washington Blade that it is currently housing 45 transgender women at a privately-run detention center in Texas. Danielle Bennett on Tuesday said…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2019

Mexico border city provides assistance to LGBTI migrants.

Nogales, Mexico — The mayor of a Mexican border city that has provided assistance to LGBTI migrants says President Trump’s continued demands for a border wall is a political “tactic.” Jesús Antonio…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

The ‘angels’ helping migrants at US-Mexico border

Hugo Castro rubs his temples before joining the sea of evening rush-hour traffic that snakes all the way from San Diego to the Mexican border. The beat-up Jeep Cherokee he drives has…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2019

New asylum policy has big ramifications for Nogales, Sonora

Four months after fleeing their home in El Salvador, the six members of the Meneses family arrived in Nogales, Sonora on Dec. 25 with documents ready to ask for asylum in the…

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