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ADDED ON: 09/17/2019

Jamaica tops Caribbean countries for human rights violation, Guyana comes second

Jamaica has recorded the most incidents of human rights violation when compared to its Caribbean neighbours. According to the regional civil society-led human rights reporting mechanism, the Shared Incident Database (SID), of…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2019

EQUAL MARRIAGE: HARBOE POSTPONED VOTE AND MOVILH DENOUNCED CENSORSHIP

The president of the Senate Constitution Commission, Felipe Harboe (PPD), postponed the vote on the idea of ​​legislating for equal marriage , arguing that he should listen to various organizations. The Movilh…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2019

Uruguay: Government will authorize this year equal marriage for foreign visitors

In addition to promoting the right to marriage between people of the same sex, it seeks to attract more tourists. It was announced by the Minister of Education and Culture, at the…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Opposition in Brazil blame political tone for anti-LGBT+ violence

The political opposition in Brazil on Wednesday said the government of President Jair Bolsonaro was failing to stop violent attacks on women and LGBT+ people that have risen in the past year.…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Gay rights groups push for same-sex marriage in Chile

Gay rights activists are renewing efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Chile. Two groups have formally asked the South American country's controller-general to require President Sebastián Piñera's government to promote a measure…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2019

Brazil report charts surge in racial abuse and violence against women, LGBT

Brazil saw an alarming rise in racial abuse, sexual assault, femicide and violence against women and LGBT people in 2018, according to new figures released on Tuesday. The data illustrates a country…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2019

Brazil mayor blocked from banning Avengers comic over gay kiss

A Brazilian judge has blocked attempts by the mayor of Rio de Janeiro to ban a Marvel comic showing two men kissing. Mayor Marcelo Crivella, a former bishop, had demanded the comic…

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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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