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ADDED ON: 03/02/2021

In Colombian port town, LGBTQ community faces increasing threats

A main Afro-Colombian port city on Colombia’s western coast, Buenaventura has long been considered one of the most violent places in the country. It was here the “casas de pique” (Spanish for…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2021

Brazil churches spark controversy with LGBT+ support in Lent campaign

SAO PAOLO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of major Brazilian churches came under fire for supporting LGBT+ people for the first time in an annual Lent fundraising campaign that launched on…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2021

Brazil’s LGBT refugees tell their stories in the short film ‘Hazte Sentir’

The short film Hazte Sentir (Make Yourself Heard) documents a moment in the lives of LGBT refugees in Manaus, the largest city in Brazil's Amazonas state. Cineola and Frameline share the collaborative…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2021

‘An inspiration’: How Marta’s engagement gave Brazilian LGBT community strength in fight against homophobia

On 4 January, Brazil’s six-time Ballon d’Or winner Marta logged onto Instagram and posted three pictures of herself alongside her partner and Orlando Pride teammate Toni Deion Pressley, who was sporting a…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2021

Tolerant Uruguay a place for some trans citizens to ‘glow’

On a recent Sunday in the Salaverry household in Montevideo, various members of Uruguayan transgender teenager Sebastian's family gathered for a traditional "asado," or barbecue. The family sat around the large kitchen…

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Cracey Fernandes and Candacie McEwan – Guyana Trans United

Cracey Fernandes and Candacie McEwan advocate for education on transgender people in Guyana through the organization, Guyana Trans United. “We believe strongly in changing hearts and minds,” said Candacie. In this article,…

ADDED ON: 01/05/2021

Prominent Transgender Activist in Colombia Dies

A prominent transgender activist in Colombia died on Saturday. Laura Weinstein, director of Fundación Grupo de Acción y Apoyo a Personas Trans (GAAT), a trans rights group based in the Colombian capital…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2021

A Year of Intersex Victories

While 2020 has been a rough year for just about everyone, 2020 has also been a year of many intersex victories and of the overall global advancement of intersex rights. The term…

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Tamara Adrián – Transgender National Assembly Member, Venezuela

Tamara Adrián is a lawyer, professor, and National Assembly Member from Caracas, Venezuela. She is one of the first openly-out transgender LGBTIQ+ elected officials in Venezuela. Ms. Adrián shares her perspectives on…

ADDED ON: 12/18/2020

Argentina to add more transgender people to labor force

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — (AP) — Angeles Rojas strides down the hall of the Argentine state bank, passed portraits on the walls of past bank presidents who may have been shocked to…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2020

Colombian village offers hope for indigenous gay men

Growing up in an indigenous village in the Colombian Amazon, Junior Sangama long hid his sexuality -- before clashing with his family and choosing to leave. But the 27-year-old has since returned…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2020

Bolivia approves first same-sex union following legal battle

Bolivia’s civil registry authorized for the first time a same sex civil union following a two-year legal battle, a decision activists in the Andean nation hope will pave the way for an…

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