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ADDED ON: 07/22/2021

UK to engage Guyana on LGBT rights, abolishing death penalty and decriminalising suicide

The United Kingdom (UK), through its High Commission in Guyana, intends to engage the Irfaan Ali led government on major human rights issues in the coming months. These include but are not…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2021

Chile senators approve gay marriage bill; one step left

Senators in Chile passed a long-awaited bill Wednesday authorizing same-sex marriage, in what LGBT campaigners hope will be the penultimate step to its final approval. Chile, which legalized same-sex civil unions in…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2021

Argentina rolls out ID cards for non-binary people

In a first for South America, people who do not identify as male or female can tick a third box in their ID cards. People who neither identify as male nor female…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2021

Brazilian potential presidential candidate announces he is gay

Brazilian governor and potential major party presidential candidate Eduardo Leite, a prominent critic of President Jair Bolsonaro, came out as gay in a TV interview. Leite, governor of the southern state of…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2021

Venezuelan activists say there is little to celebrate this Pride month

Activists in Venezuela say there is little to celebrate this LGBTI Pride month, which they say is behind in South America on legislation protecting members of the LGBTI community. Venezuela still bars…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2021

Transgender job quota law seen ‘changing lives’ in Argentina

A law reserving 1% of Argentina’s public sector jobs for transgender people will transform everyday life for the country’s trans community, LGBT+ activists said on Friday after Congress gave final approval for…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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