Colombia

LGBTI Rights in Colombia


ADDED ON: 06/01/2019

In Colombia’s remote tribes, LGBT+ people face abuse, shame

Colombia’s LGBT+ people who live in black and indigenous communities must cope with violence, humiliation and efforts to “cure” them of their sexual identities, according to research released on Thursday. Their lives…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2019

More than 300 attend Victory Institute conference in Colombia

More than 300 activists and elected officials from around Latin America attended an LGBTQ Victory Institute-organized conference that took place in the Colombian capital of Bogotá from May 16-18. Colombian Congressman Mauricio…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2019

Furia Marica – the meaning of ‘faggot’ and LGBT rights In Colombia

In a country like Colombia, which has somehow taught itself to use the word gonorrhea as a term of endearment, it is not surprising that the word marica (or faggot) has also…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2019

Colombians stage kiss-a-thon in support of LGBT rights

Dozens of same sex couples kissed simultaneously outside an upscale shopping mall in Colombia's capital Wednesday, in the latest demonstration calling for LGBT rights in the South American country. The "kiss-a-thon" was…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2019

Colombia’s ‘Madonna’ helps LGBTQ people fleeing Venezuela

Gusts of hot desert wind drift through the broken window, shattered by a stone, in the house that Madonna Badillo shares with seven Venezuelan sex workers. Badillo fixed the window many times…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2019

Ex-child soldier fights for trans rights in Colombia

When Colombia's FARC guerrillas turned up at the home of Cristian Camilo Gonzalez nearly two decades ago and shoved him into a truck when he was just aged 14, his happy childhood…

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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: 01/21/2019

Court Decisions on LGBT Rights Echo ‘A Wild Wish’

More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social progress. In A Vindication of the…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2018

Meet the lesbian prisoner who won apology from Colombian government

Marta Álvarez was subjected to almost a decade of abuse and humiliation because of her sexuality. The lesbian activist spent nine years in a Colombian prison and experienced a series of relentless homophobic attacks…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2018

Colombia hands down first conviction for murder of trans woman

A court has handed down Colombia's first conviction for the murder of a transsexual woman. In the sentence dated Dec 3 and published Monday (Dec 17), a judge sentenced defendant Davinson Erazo…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2018

In Northern Colombia, LGBT Rights Meet Indigenous Prejudice

Prejudice “is an everyday thing,” says Tania Duarte, a gay community leader in Cartagena, the historic port and resort on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Her gait is firm and determined, as she steps…

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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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