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LGBTI Rights in Chile


ADDED ON: 09/13/2019

EQUAL MARRIAGE: HARBOE POSTPONED VOTE AND MOVILH DENOUNCED CENSORSHIP

The president of the Senate Constitution Commission, Felipe Harboe (PPD), postponed the vote on the idea of ​​legislating for equal marriage , arguing that he should listen to various organizations. The Movilh…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Gay rights groups push for same-sex marriage in Chile

Gay rights activists are renewing efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Chile. Two groups have formally asked the South American country's controller-general to require President Sebastián Piñera's government to promote a measure…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2019

Chilean Senate Once Again Begins Equal Marriage Debate

The Chilean Senate’s Constitution Committee on Tuesday once again began to debate an equal marriage bill that former President Michelle Bachelet introduced two years ago. The renewed legislative debate was announced last…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2019

The LGBTQ artists using music as resistance in Latin America

Over the last decade, several openly queer musicians have emerged in Latin America. They use their music to combat hate. As the region has seen a rise of extreme right-wing beliefs, progress…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

Struggle among progress as countries restrict LGBTQ rights

The world has been transformed in many ways in the 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, with major shifts in the past decade alone on every continent. Same-sex marriage…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2019

Gay man participates in Vatican clergy sex abuse summit

A gay man from Chile who was sexually abused by a notorious pedophile priest participated in a summit on clergy sex abuse that took place at the Vatican last week. Juan Carlos…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2019

Chile Supreme Court backs gay couple in marriage case

The Chilean Supreme Court in an unprecedented move on Thursday overturned a lower court decision that declared inadmissible a gay couple’s appeal for a ruling in favor of equal marriage. The couple…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2019

Living in Venezuela Now is Hard. Being LGBTI Makes it Harder

Venezuela’s shrinking economy has sparked an exodus of LGBT+ people as the economic crisis has put the brakes on the country’s growing tolerance towards its gay and trans community, activists told the…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2019

Marriage debate begins again in Chile Senate

The Chilean Senate on Wednesday once again began to debate an equal marriage bill. Former President Michelle Bachelet introduced the bill in September 2017, but the debate ended when current President Sebastián…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2019

Gay men tortured and beaten in seperate homophobic attacks in Chile

Two men in Chile have been violently attacked and tortured in two seperate homophobic attacks already this year. One man had his head held under hot water in a hot tub. Attackers…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2018

Transgender People In Chile Can Now Legally Change Their Gender On Official Documents

Transgender people 14-years-old and older in Chile will now be legally allowed to change their gender marker on official documents thanks to a bill signed into law by President Sebastian Pinera today.…

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ADDED ON: 09/01/2018

Chile Launches LGBT Workplace Inclusion Survey

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has teamed up with Chilean LGBT activist group Fundación Iguales to create a survey gauging how LGBT-friendly Chilean workplaces are. The survey looks at nondiscrimination policies, diverse…

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