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ADDED ON: 05/20/2022

Brazil LGBTQ activists, HIV/AIDS service providers fear Bolsonaro reelection

SALVADOR, Brazil — Fernanda Fonseca was the coordinator of the Brazilian Health Ministry’s program to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis and viral hepatitis B in 2019 when she attended the International AIDS…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2022

Chile’s LGBTQ+ street artists see work defaced with homophobic slurs

SANTIAGO, May 17 (Openly) - It was meant to be an open-air museum dedicated to Chile's LGBTQ+ community, but days after the 40-meter (131-foot) mural was completed, vandals defaced its brightly colored…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2022

LGBTQ community should be involved in country’s development – EQUAL Guyana

Director of Empowering Queers using Artistic Learning (EQUAL) Anil Persaud has issued a call for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community to play a more meaningful and tangible…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2022

Brazil: Attacks on Gender and Sexuality Education

(São Paulo) – Lawmakers and other public officials at the federal, state, and municipal levels in Brazil have used pernicious legal and political tactics to undermine and even prohibit gender and sexuality education,…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2022

Gay man plays leading role in drafting Chile’s new constitution

Gaspar Domínguez, the vice president of Chile’s Constitutional Convention that will rewrite the country’s constitution, is a 33-year-old openly gay man. Domínguez last week spoke with the Washington Blade about the historic…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2022

LGBT Community Under Increased Threat In Colombian Port Town

Buenaventura, a major Afro-Colombian port city on Colombia's western coast, has long been regarded as one of the country's most dangerous cities. Armed groups would dismember victims and dispose of their remains…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2022

The documentary film depicting the beginning of the political organization of the Brazilian LGBT movement

Called “When We Dare To Exist – History of the Brazilian Gay Movement +”, the feature film that brings the vision of activists from the 70s and 80s, about the historical paths…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2022

French Guiana: “500 euros, the price of my life!”.

The 76crimes editorial staff is looking back at a homophobic attack suffered almost a year ago by our colleague, Moïse Manoël-Florisse, in Saint-Laurent du Maroni, French Guiana, on the evening of 6…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2022

Inter-American court rules in favor of lesbian religion teacher in Chile

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Wednesday ruled Chile is responsible for the discriminatory treatment of a teacher who was removed from her position in 2007 because she is a lesbian.…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2022

From backstage to spotlight: LGBTQ samba group takes on Rio carnival.

For the first time ever, a majority-LGBTQ samba outfit will take part in Rio carnival's famous street parades, flaunting rather than hiding their sexual identity. In the lead-up to their big debut,…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2022

Chile’s former human rights secretary discusses marriage equality law

A former member of the Chilean government said former President Sebastián Piñera was pivotal to the extension of marriage rights to same-sex couples in the country. Then-Deputy Human Rights Secretary Lorena Recabarren…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2022

Venezuelan same-sex couples still wait for right to marry

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Ana Margarita Rojas and Elena Hernáiz have shared their lives for more than three decades and raised a son together. Their neighbors in Venezuela's capital recognize them as a…

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