Chile

LGBTI Rights in Chile


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: 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: 05/19/2022

Chile’s LGBTQ+ street artists see work defaced with homophobic slurs

SANTIAGO, May 17 (Openly) - It was meant to be an open-air museum dedicated to Chile's LGBTQ+ community, but days after the 40-meter (131-foot) mural was completed, vandals defaced its brightly colored…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2022

Gay man plays leading role in drafting Chile’s new constitution

Gaspar Domínguez, the vice president of Chile’s Constitutional Convention that will rewrite the country’s constitution, is a 33-year-old openly gay man. Domínguez last week spoke with the Washington Blade about the historic…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2022

Inter-American court rules in favor of lesbian religion teacher in Chile

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Wednesday ruled Chile is responsible for the discriminatory treatment of a teacher who was removed from her position in 2007 because she is a lesbian.…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2022

Chile’s former human rights secretary discusses marriage equality law

A former member of the Chilean government said former President Sebastián Piñera was pivotal to the extension of marriage rights to same-sex couples in the country. Then-Deputy Human Rights Secretary Lorena Recabarren…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2022

Chile’s first gay couple gets married as equality law finally comes into effect: ‘Long live Chile!’

Holding their two boys in their arms, Javier Silva and Jaime Nazar exchanged vows before sharing a kiss in the Civil Registry of Providencia of Santiago, Chile’s capital city, in a historic…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2021

Tourism to jobs: How Chile’s same-sex marriage law could lift the economy

LONDON/SAO PAULO, Dec 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At his LGBT-friendly boutique hotel in Chile's capital, Will Martin is hoping the country's decision this month to legalise same-sex marriage will draw in…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2021

LGBTQ rights supporter elected Chile’s next president

Chilean Congressman Gabriel Boric on Sunday won the second round of the country’s presidential election. Boric, who previously led a student protest movement, defeated José Antonio Kast, a far-right former congressman, by…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2021

Factbox: Chile’s presidential candidates on mining, pensions and LGBT rights

SANTIAGO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Chile will go to the polls to elect a new president on Sunday, a stark choice between leftist former student protest leader Gabriel Boric and ultra-conservative Jose…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2021

Chile’s Pinera signs historic same-sex marriage bill into law

SANTIAGO, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Chile's center-right President Sebastián Piñera signed into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Thursday, days after it was approved by Congress in a historic vote. The…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2021

“As Chile legalises same-sex marriage, where in Europe is making the most progress on LGBT rights? “

Chileans have been celebrating after their Congress approved equal marriage yesterday. Votes by politicians were overwhelmingly in favour of the legislation, with the Senate voting 21-8 in favour and the Chamber of…

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