Colombia

LGBTI Rights in Colombia


ADDED ON: 05/12/2020

Gender-based lockdown rules that fuelled rise in violence against transgender people to be lifted

Gender-based lockdown rules in Bogotá, Colombia, will be lifted after they fuelled a wave of violence against transgender people living in the city. Bogotá’s mayor, Claudia Lopez, said in a virtual press…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2020

One in three trans people targeted for ‘conversion therapy’ in Colombia

One in five LGBT+ people have undergone “conversion therapy” to make them straight in Colombia, rising to one in three trans people, researchers said on Wednesday, amid global moves to ban the…

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ADDED ON: 04/23/2020

The danger of being transgender in Latin America in times of quarantine

The trend started on April 1 in Panama, when President Laurentino Cortizo announced that men and women can only leave their homes on different days in an effort to slow the spread…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2020

Gender Distancing: Some Latin American Countries Taking Radical Steps

In a strong initiative to combat COVID-19, some of the Latin American nations have taken a step to promote social distancing, and that is to separate men and women. However, the Colombian…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2019

A guide to local favorites in Chapinero

A hip, student-driven area known as Bogota’s gay neighborhood, Chapinero is in constant motion — by the end of 2019, anti-government protesters were holding regular concerts and other events in its plaza,…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2019

Colombia: Bogotá’s first female mayor marries same-sex partner

The first woman to be elected mayor of Colombia’s capital city has married her partner in a private civil ceremony before taking office. Claudia López announced her wedding to Angélica Lozano late…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2019

The Fight for Peace and Justice in Colombia

Late last August, prominent FARC commanders Iván Márquez and Jesús Santrich declared that they would be taking up arms against the Colombian state once again. The announcement signified a partial breakdown of…

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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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