Chile

LGBTI Rights in Chile


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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ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

Latin America’s Rights Riddle

In Latin America, progressive politics present something of a mystery: As LGBT rights have flourished, women’s reproductive rights have floundered. Earlier this month, for example, a bill to legalize abortion in the…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2018

Vancouver to Host International Conference on Protecting and Advancing LGBT Rights and Inclusion

Organizations from around the world are set to gather in Vancouver for a global conference on LGBT rights and inclusion.  In a statement on Human Rights Day on December 10, 2017, Prime Minister…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2018

A Brief History Of The LGBTQI+ Movement In Latin America

Just a month before the world celebrates Gay Pride Week, Chile passed a law that allows transgender citizens to change their name and sex on state registries without needing a sex-change operation.…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2018

Pope to Gay Man: ‘God Made You Like This’

A gay victim of sexual abuse said he received a moving message of support from Pope Francis. Juan Carlos Cruz met with the leader of the Catholic Church last week, in order…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2018

Anti-LGBT Acts on the Rise in Chile

Complaints of acts of hostility toward LGBT people - ranging from discrimination to violence - in Chile increased by 45 percent in 2017 compared to the prior year, reaching a 15-year high,…

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