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ADDED ON: 08/12/2019

Paraguay is set for historic trans murder trial

In a historic first for the conservative South American country, a court in Paraguay on Friday will convene for a murder trial in the death of a trans woman who was stabbed…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2019

LGBT+ murders at ‘alarming’ levels in Latin America – study

Four LGBT+ people are murdered every day in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to "alarming" new research released on Thursday by a regional network of gay rights groups. At least 1,300…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2019

Effort to Roll Back Transgender Rights Fails in Uruguay

A ballot-box effort to roll back transgender rights in Uruguay failed to draw enough voters to the polls to trigger a national referendum, prompting LGBT+ rights supporters to declare victory on Monday…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2019

Chilean Senate Once Again Begins Equal Marriage Debate

The Chilean Senate’s Constitution Committee on Tuesday once again began to debate an equal marriage bill that former President Michelle Bachelet introduced two years ago. The renewed legislative debate was announced last…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2019

Activism is Survival for Brazilian Trans Women

Since the campaign and subsequent election of Jair Bolsonaro, who was long known for trotting out hate speech against marginalized communities in his bid for Brazil’s presidency, violence against LGBTQ folks has…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2019

In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, LGBT people take personal defense into their own hands

Miguel Doldan couldn't get the thought out of his head: People wanted him dead. The passersby on the streets, the riders on the bus - they looked friendly, but many of them,…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2019

Couple celebrate first same-sex wedding in conservative Ecuador

Alexandra Chavez and Michelle Aviles have made history in conservative Ecuador by becoming the first couple to take advantage of a new law allowing same-sex marriage. Chavez, 41, and Aviles, 23, were…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2019

Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal in Ecuador, but Will All Ecuadorians Accept It?

Ecuador’s highest court ruled last month that the country’s prohibition on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The 5-4 verdict was a victory for LGBT activists in the heavily Catholic country, but it is…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2019

The sentences of the Constitutional Court on equal marriage are final and can not be appealed in Ecuador

"The judgments and the orders of the Constitutional Court shall have the character of final and unappealable." This textual citation is article 440 of the Constitution of Montecristi and is applicable to…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2019

Anti-corruption advocate on her way to become Bogota’s first LGBT mayor

One of Colombia’s leading anti-corruption advocates is on her way to become the first gay mayor of the capital Bogota, according to multiple public opinion polls. A poll that was published on…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2019

Venezuela’s transgender community fears hormone shortages

André Bellorín has fought a long battle for the body that matches his identity. He has been through two operations, a bitter conflict with his mother and an expensive course of hormone…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2019

Argentina says Guyana’s LGBTI community needs receptive police, hate crime laws

Argentina, which chairs the 40-nation Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) that fights for the human rights of gays and bisexuals, wants Guyanese police to make reporting hate crimes easier and for the South…

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