fbpx

South America

Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Guyana Paraguay Peru Suriname Uruguay Venezuela


ADDED ON: 06/16/2021

Guyana government introduces bill to repeal defunct cross-dressing ban

The Guyanese government has introduced a bill to repeal its defunct criminal ban on cross-dressing, Starbroek News reports. The law had previously been struck down by the Caribbean Court of Justice in…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/11/2021

Mass for LGBT community criticized by Traditionalists in Brazil

A Mass in memory of murdered members of the LGBT community has spurred controversy in Brazil. While LGBT Catholic movements hailed the event as a sign of support to their cause, Traditionalists…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/11/2021

‘Epidemic of violence’: Brazil shocked by ‘barbaric’ gang-rape of gay man

An act of “barbaric” violence where a 22-year-old gay man was gang-raped and tortured has prompted fierce reaction in Brazil and is evidence of a growing tide of hate crime in the…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/02/2021

Chile’s Pinera to push same-sex marriage bill long stuck in Congress

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said on Tuesday he would seek to expedite a same-sex marriage bill that has languished in the historically conservative South American nation for years. Chile’s LGBT community has…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 05/22/2021

Elections in Chile: LGBTQ candidates make their mark

LGBTQ activists and organizations celebrated the results of last weekend’s historic elections in Chile in which eight openly queer candidates were elected to write the Latin American country’s new Constitution. They are…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 05/21/2021

GAY ACTIVIST SHOT, SET ABLAZE IN BRAZIL

The body of a 25-year-old teacher, Professor Lindolfo Kosmaski, who was active in his local LGBTQI community was found on April 30th, shot and burnt alive in his car in São João…

GO TO FULL STORY

A Talk with Daniel: Trans TI and Inclusiva, Argentina

Daniel is an Argentinian entrepreneur with a career spanning over twenty-five years. Feeling unfulfilled, Daniel felt the “need to do something different with life.” The result of this feeling thus far has…

ADDED ON: 05/01/2021

LGBTQ protestors vogue through the streets as part of massive national strike in Colombia

As protests rock Colombia this week over tax reforms, LGBTQ people have led sizeable contingents through the streets nationwide. Video posted to multiple social media sites showed queer activists vogueing their way…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 04/29/2021

Brazilian musician shines light on intersection of sexuality and Judaism

Brazil is a diverse and complex country. For 32-year-old Assucena Assucena, who is trans and Jewish (of Moroccan and Sephardic descent), that complexity is intensified. To be Jewish in Brazil already means…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 04/28/2021

Harris: Anti-LGBTQ violence is ‘root cause’ of migration from Guatemala

Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday acknowledged violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity is among the factors that prompt Guatemalans to leave their country. “There are also longstanding issues that…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 04/15/2021

Promising Guyanese designer found murdered in Trinidad

Police in Trinidad and Tobago are investigating the murder of 27-year-old Guyanese-born fashion designer, Marc Anthony Singh. The youth who moved to Trinidad several years ago, was found stabbed to death in…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 04/07/2021

Venezuela’s Secret: Crimes Against LGBTQ+ Migrants And Sex Workers

“Hello, Papi, I am in Brazil.” A text message I received sitting in my home office after nearly a month of silence signified Victor Arellano’s nine-month battle had just been won. Arellano…

GO TO FULL STORY