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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…

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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…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2021

Discrimination part of everyday life for Peru’s trans people

The attack on Gahela Cari came following a televised political debate in the form of a searing tweet from her opponent. Attached to it was an image of her Peruvian elections registration…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

Casa Ruby brings its mission to El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — A Salvadoran woman who fled the civil war arrived in D.C. full of dreams and challenges, and after years of effort she and a group of friends…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2021

In Pope’s homeland, ex-priest leaves church over gay unions

A former priest and LGBTQ activist who has blessed same-sex unions in Pope Francis’ home country, Argentina, is leaving the Roman Catholic Church after the Vatican issued a pronouncement this week that…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2021

Colombia showcases its competitive advantages in sustainable tourism with Canadians

BOGOTA, Colombia, March 11, 2021 /CNW/ -- During the first virtual "Annual Tourism Forum in Canada," launched by ProColombia in February, it successfully facilitated 563 one-on-one meetings, bringing together 52 Colombian Tourism…

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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,…