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LGBTI Rights in Argentina


ADDED ON: 12/18/2020

Argentina to add more transgender people to labor force

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — (AP) — Angeles Rojas strides down the hall of the Argentine state bank, passed portraits on the walls of past bank presidents who may have been shocked to…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2020

Argentina’s army now has a 1% transgender quota while the US still bans transgender service members

While the U.S. still bans transgender people from serving in the military, a new employment quota for Argentina’s army will soon require the service’s personnel to be at least 1% transgender. A…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

Argentina sets aside 1% of jobs for transgender people

Argentina’s president is now requiring 1% of public sector jobs be set aside for transgender people. In a decree signed by President Alberto Fernández signed a decree on Friday, September 4 that…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2020

Transgender woman’s role at Mass stirs controversy in Argentina

Marking an historical first in Pope Francis’s home country, the Diocese of San Luis in northern Argentina invited a transgender woman Tuesday to read one of the prayer intentions at a public…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2020

Transgender players kick down doors in local football

Mara Gómez and Marcos Rojo are blazing a trail for transgender players in Argentine football. Out on the pitch, they finally can feel like themselves. In addition to the sheer joy that…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2020

‘A weight off my shoulders’: Argentina’s first openly gay basketball star on coming out

Traveling Argentina and the world as a professional basketball player, Sebastian Vega was living his childhood dream. But carrying a secret deep within was a nightmare. “When I started to feel attracted…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2020

Argentine television gets its first transgender news anchor

Diana Zurco did not attend her high school graduation because she refused to receive a diploma with her birth name. At 17 and considered a boy by school officials, she grew her…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2019

Argentine soap opera a hit for trans rights

A popular soap opera in Argentina with a groundbreaking love scene between a transgender woman and man has helped break down stereotypes and negative views about gender diversity, supporters say. Running every…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2019

Latin American Human Rights Lawyers Join Forces for LGBT Rights

In a gathering in Bogota, Colombia on Nov. 19, 40 human rights lawyers from across Latin America launched an innovative “Red Litigio LGBT” – an LGBT Litigation Network – in order to…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2019

HIV POSITIVE BABY ADOPTED BY GAY COUPLE AFTER BEING REJECTED 10 OTHER TIMES

An Argentinian gay couple have adopted an HIV positive baby girl who had previously been rejected by 10 other families. The child, named Olivia, was born with the virus. Earlier attempts to…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2019

AP Explains: The rocky rise of LGBT rights in Latin America

Despite a dark past, today many LGBT citizens in Latin America are enjoying the right to marry, choose their gender identity and adopt children. But while laws in several of the region’s…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2019

10 very different countries. 10 very different rules for LGBTQ+ individuals

On May 24, 2019, same-sex couples in Taiwan registered their unions as the country’s historic new law legally recognizing same-sex marriages went into effect. On the same day, Kenya’s high court ruled…

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