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ADDED ON: 09/30/2022

‘Lift this country up’: Trans pioneer Erika Hilton seeks Brazil election win

No one does political rags to riches stories quite like Brazil, but even in a nation where the most celebrated president in decades once shined shoes to survive, the story of Erika…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2022

In divisive election, Brazil’s trans candidates face threats, intimidation

At her campaign headquarters, Brazilian congressional hopeful Duda Salabert gently lays out the newspaper clippings sent to her in August. Her photo is on many of the pages, and Nazi swastikas and…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2022

Brazil on Edge for a Bicentennial Bolsonaro has Made his Own

President Jair Bolsonaro calls Brazil's bicentennial Wednesday a chance to celebrate the nation's proud history, but critics say he has transformed what should be a day of unity into a campaign event…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2022

Meet Argentina’s special envoy for LGBTQ and intersex rights

Editor’s note: The Washington Blade interviewed Alba Rueda before the murder of Alejandra Ironici, a prominent transgender activist, in Santa Fe on Aug. 22 and the attempted assassination of Vice President Cristina Fernández…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2022

How Targeting LGBTQ+ Rights Are Part of the Authoritarian Playbook

In the last three decades, protections for LGBT people’s rights have advanced rapidly in many countries and regions. However, rising populist authoritarianism poses a significant threat to this progress because abolishing sexual…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2022

Chileans overwhelmingly reject new constitution

Chileans on Sunday overwhelmingly rejected a new constitution that would have enshrined LGBTQ rights in an unprecedented way. Upwards of 80 percent of Chileans in October 2020 voted in favor of changing…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2022

Peru opens torture investigation over trans man’s death in Indonesia

LIMA, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Peruvian prosecutors have opened an investigation for alleged torture over the death in Indonesia last month of a trans Peruvian man who died while in custody in…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2022

LGBTIQ+ political party seeking registration in Venezuela

Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) has received a petition to record the name of the first-ever LGBTIQ+ community party, it was reported in Caracas. The movement founders chose the name “United for Dignity”…

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Daniel Arzola – Artivista Mundial

Click for English Daniel Arzola es un “artivista” e inmigrante venezolano queer. Joel Klausler de Alturi conoció a Daniel en Twin Cities Pride y quedó cautivado por su arte. Su conversación se…

ADDED ON: 08/28/2022

LGBT activists question Peru’s response to trans man’s death in Indonesia

Indonesian police on Thursday denied accusations of violence from the family of a Harvard University transgender activist who died after being arrested on his honeymoon on the tourist island of Bali. Rodrigo…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2022

LGBT skiers in Chile paint Andean slopes with rainbow colors

LGBTIQ+ skiers drenched the Andean slopes nestling this ski resort with rainbow colors on Friday at the opening of the first gay skiing event in Chile. Dozens of activists brought skis, sleds,…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2022

Powerful Anglican bishops call on ‘homosexual practices’ to be rejected because gay sex is a sin

On Tuesday (2 August), bishops of the Anglican Communion from across the globe held a confidential discussion on sexuality and human dignity. The once-a-decade Lambeth Conference, which brings together international bishops of the…

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