South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

Argentina: Man Sentenced to Life for Brutal Transgender Murder

A court in Argentina has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for the brutal murder of high-profile transgender activist Diana Sacayán. She was stabbed 13 times in her Buenos Aires flat in…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

Afro-Brazilian Trans Women Fight Pervasive Racialized Misogyny

Dália Costa, a transgender college student, was attending an event centering on LGBT inclusivity at the Federal University of Pernambuco’s Recife campus in Brazil this past March. As she was walking to the bus…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2018

Filmmakers Boycott Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival over Pinkwashing

A total of nine artists and filmmakers have joined the BDS movements call to boycott the Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival (TLVFest), running from May 31 to June 9. The move…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2018

Brazilian Anglicans’ ‘Yes’ to Marrying Same-Sex Couples

The Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil has decided to open up church marriage to same-sex couples. On 1 June 2018 its synod voted by a huge majority – 57 in favour, three…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2018

Thousands Revel in Brazil’s Gay Pride Parade

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Brazil’s largest city Sunday for its 22nd gay pride parade, which is considered one of the world’s biggest. Waving LGBT rainbow flags in a Carnival-like…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2018

Virtually Incident-free Gay Pride Parade Held in Guyana to Demand Election Promises

Guyana held its first gay pride parade, with the country’s gay rights activists accusing the three-year-old government, as well as the opposition of breaking their election campaign, promises to outlaw discrimination against…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2018

Colombian Politician Calls LGBT People ‘Non-Heterosexuals’

The former President of Colombia has prompted a backlash from LGBT groups in the South American country after referring to LGBT people as “non-heterosexuals.” On Thursday, former President Alvaro Uribe Velez posted…

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ADDED ON: 05/30/2018

Ecuador: LGBT Community Rejoices Court Recognizing Gay Couple as Family

Satya Amani Bicknell Rothon will soon be registered with the last names of the two mothers as a couple, Helen Bicknell and Nicola Rothon. LGBT rights advocates and members of the community…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2018

The Oppression of ‘Tolerance’ in Guyana

“He was burned to death in a house . . . They burned him to death. They tied him up and then burned the house . . . [The police failed to…

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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: 05/20/2018

Colombia LGBT: The Shop that Wants Men to ‘Leave Behind Shyness’

Pinned to the glass door of Tranxtienda, a clothes shop tucked away on the third floor of an aging concrete mall in the Colombian capital Bogotá, a sign reads: “If this door…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2018

New Colombia Truth Commission to Focus on Society’s ‘Most Fragile’

The head of a new commission formed to expose the truth behind human rights abuses committed during Colombia's long civil war has said it will focus on society's "most fragile" and look…

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