Colombia

LGBTI Rights in Colombia


ADDED ON: 11/30/2019

Latin American Human Rights Lawyers Join Forces for LGBT Rights

In a gathering in Bogota, Colombia on Nov. 19, 40 human rights lawyers from across Latin America launched an innovative “Red Litigio LGBT” – an LGBT Litigation Network – in order to…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2019

Battered with bricks and stabbed: Two trans women brutally killed in Colombia in two days

In just two days, two trans women were found dead by Colombian authorities in a spree of anti-LGBT violence that has battered the country. Jerrika Rivas Ruíz was found allegedly murdered in…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2019

Colombia court upends old Latin America naming tradition

Tradition has long had it that children born to families in Latin America receive two last names: That of their father, followed by that of their mother. Now that practice is being…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2019

Colombia’s capital city of Bogota elects first female, and lesbian, mayor

Colombia’s capital city elected its first female mayor Sunday in what is being hailed as an important advancement for both women and LGBT rights. Claudia López won the race for mayor of…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2019

LGBT+ murders at ‘alarming’ levels in Latin America – study

Four LGBT+ people are murdered every day in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to "alarming" new research released on Thursday by a regional network of gay rights groups. At least 1,300…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2019

Anti-corruption advocate on her way to become Bogota’s first LGBT mayor

One of Colombia’s leading anti-corruption advocates is on her way to become the first gay mayor of the capital Bogota, according to multiple public opinion polls. A poll that was published on…

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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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