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ADDED ON: 01/16/2020

Trans Activist Runs for Congress in Peru

Gahela Tseneg Cari Contreras is running for Congress in Peru, but the name she has gone by her entire adult life will apparently not be on the ballot. Instead, voters will have…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2020

Brazil top court rejects attempt to remove LGBT movie from Netflix

Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a lower court’s decision to remove a Netflix comedy that displayed Jesus Christ in a gay relationship. Minister Dias Toffoli stated that “the exercise of freedom…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2020

Brazil issues new rules, lowers age for gender reassignment surgery

Brazil’s independent medical regulator announced new rules for treating transgender patients on Thursday, including lowering the age when trans people can have gender reassignment surgery to 18 from 21 years old. The…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2020

‘The Periphery Has Potency’ Festival Unites Art and Literature in the Peripheries at the Galpão Bela Maré

On December 17, the Galpão Bela Maré arts center held the Periferia Tem Potência (The Periphery Has Potency) festival in partnership with the Favelas Observatory, the Instituto Maria e João Aleixo, and…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2020

Uruguay, the most LGBT-friendly country in Latin America

Uruguay is ranked 18th in the world in the LGBT + Danger Index ranking that evaluates the friendliest and most dangerous destinations for the lesbian, bisexual and transgender gay community, LGBT. Sweden…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2020

Rio police ID suspect in attack on Netflix gay Jesus filmmakers

Police in Rio de Janeiro have identified one of the people responsible for a gasoline bomb attack targeting satirists behind a Christmas program on Netflix that some critics have described as blasphemous.…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2019

Brazilian comedy group hit by Molotov cocktails after film on ‘gay Jesus’

Molotov cocktails were thrown at the headquarters of Brazilian comedy group Porta dos Fundos in Rio de Janeiro on Christmas Eve, weeks after the group launched a film on Netflix depicting Jesus…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2019

Brazil: Bolsonaro in homophobic outburst as corruption scandal swirls

Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has launched a homophobic attack on a journalist from one of the country’s top newspapers in an apparent bid to divert attention from a spiraling corruption scandal…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2019

A guide to local favorites in Chapinero

A hip, student-driven area known as Bogota’s gay neighborhood, Chapinero is in constant motion — by the end of 2019, anti-government protesters were holding regular concerts and other events in its plaza,…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2019

Argentine soap opera a hit for trans rights

A popular soap opera in Argentina with a groundbreaking love scene between a transgender woman and man has helped break down stereotypes and negative views about gender diversity, supporters say. Running every…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2019

Colombia: Bogotá’s first female mayor marries same-sex partner

The first woman to be elected mayor of Colombia’s capital city has married her partner in a private civil ceremony before taking office. Claudia López announced her wedding to Angélica Lozano late…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2019

Netflix ‘gay Jesus’ film sparks backlash in Brazil

A comedy on Netflix depicting Jesus as a gay man has prompted widespread anger in Brazil with almost two million people signing a petition calling on the streaming service to remove the…

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