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LGBTI Rights in Argentina


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: 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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A Talk with Daniel: Trans TI and Inclusiva, Argentina

Daniel is an Argentinian entrepreneur with a career spanning over twenty-five years. Feeling unfulfilled, Daniel felt the “need to do something different with life.” The result of this feeling thus far has…

ADDED ON: 03/21/2021

In Pope’s homeland, ex-priest leaves church over gay unions

A former priest and LGBTQ activist who has blessed same-sex unions in Pope Francis’ home country, Argentina, is leaving the Roman Catholic Church after the Vatican issued a pronouncement this week that…

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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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