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ADDED ON: 02/02/2023

Gay man’s murder in Argentina underscores growing concerns over hate crimes

Authorities in Argentina’s Misiones province on Dec. 30 found a 20-year-old gay man dead with 42 stab wounds to his body. Alejo Portillo was found in the town of Colonia Azara. His…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2023

As Peru descends into chaos, queer people have a bigger priority than LGBTQ+ rights

When Gad Yola hit the red carpet on December 20th, 2022, the 26-year-old Peruvian drag queen wanted to make a statement. Nearly 6,000 miles away from her home, Yola was far from…

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ADDED ON: 01/27/2023

Chilean government seeks to implement LGBTQ, intersex rights agenda

A conversative Chilean newspaper’s article on Sunday that said the Women and Gender Equity Ministry was preparing to introduce a bill that would create an LGBTQ and intersex rights undersecretariat prompted mixed…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2023

Santos, who lauded Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, denies claims he performed as drag queen

Embattled Rep. George Santos, who has aligned himself with far-right Republicans who have pushed anti-LGBTQ policies, has denied reports that he performed as a drag queen years ago in Brazil. "The most…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2023

Lula government embarks on “reconstruction” of Brazil

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva brought his 37 Cabinet ministers together for the first time Friday and told them that their task is to rebuild Brazil on behalf of “the people…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2023

The 2022 top LGBTQ Stories from Latin America and the Caribbean

Although it was not a busy year, it was a productive one for promoting LGBTQ rights in Latin America and the Caribbean. A number of important achievements in the fight for LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2022

Efforts to Ban Conversion Therapy Gain Traction Around the World

Efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy gained significant traction around the world in 2022. Only four countries at the end of 2021 had explicit laws that banned the widely discredited practice. Numerous…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2022

Chilean government launches LGBTQ, intersex rights campaign

Chilean President Gabriel Boric on Wednesday launched his government’s first LGBTQ and intersex rights campaign that seeks to reduce discrimination against the country’s queer community. According to the Movement for Homosexual Integration…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2022

Colombia: Guaranteeing justice and non-repetition in cases of gender-based violence during repression of National Strike must be central to any police reform

Women and LGBTIQ+ protesters, journalists and human rights defenders suffered sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence at the hands of Colombia’s National Police and its Mobile Anti-Riot Squad (ESMAD) during…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2022

Rainbow flag-waving protester invades World Cup pitch

A man ran onto the pitch during Monday's World Cup group-stage match between Portugal and Uruguay, holding up a rainbow flag to protest Qatar's anti-LGBT laws. The activist, whose blue Superman T-shirt…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2022

Activists mark 1 week chained together in Caracas demanding LGBTI rights

Transsexuals may not change their names in Venezuela, where soldiers are imprisoned if they openly express their homosexuality and neither the constitution, the laws not protests have been able to change that…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2022

How Noah Scheffel Is Bringing Transgender People Into Tech Careers In Brazil

To say that 2019 was a life-changing year for Noah Scheffel is an understatement. That year, the Brazilian technologist had been impacted by transphobic attitudes in his working environment due to his…

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