South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


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: 08/26/2018

In Brazil, ‘Queer Museum’ Is Censored, Debated, Then Celebrated

Had it gone as planned, an exhibition that opened last year in Brazil — which included a drawing of smiling children with the words “transvestite” and “gay child” stenciled across them —…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2018

Brazil: LGBTI Leader Killed in Bahia Amid Atmosphere of ‘Impunity’

Marcelo Cerqueira, president of the Gay Group of Bahia, said the murder of Cruz Santana “is the most concrete expression of homophobia." Marcos Cruz Santana, a 40-year-old social activist, and leader of…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2018

Brazil’s ‘Queer Museum’ Set to Reopen

Brazil’s “queer museum,” forced to close last year after conservatives attacked it for allegedly promoting pedophilia, blasphemy, and bestiality, is reopening in the shadow of Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2018

Dictatorship Was A ‘Very Good’ Period, Says Brazil’s Aspiring President

Despite serving more than 25 years in Congress, Bolsonaro appears eager to present himself as a political outsider — a no-nonsense figure defiantly challenging the status quo. Or, as he puts it…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2018

Brazilian Scavenger Couple Celebrates Fairytale Wedding at Pride Event

Erica and Jorge have been together for 16 years and tied the knot on Sunday in the Brazilian municipality of Franco da Rocha, near São Paulo. But theirs was no conventional wedding. Jorge was described on…

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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: 07/15/2018

Son of Jair Bolsonaro, Fascist Leading Brazil’s Presidential Polls, Tweets Fake Poster Linking LGBTs to Pedophiles

THE SON OF Jair Bolsonaro – the proto-fascist Congressmanleading Brazil’s 2018 presidential polls if Lula (as expected) is barred from running – used Twitter on Friday night to post a fabricated poster…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2018

Activists Sneak Pride into Russia

Six activists made Moscow a little gayer using some creativity. The activists from Spain, The Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia joined together using soccer shirts, standing side-by-side in the color of…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2018

Ecuador Judges Rule Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Two judges of an Ecuadorian court have ruled against that nation’s ban on same-sex marriage. The pair of judges sit on the Family, Women, Children and Adolescents Court in Cuenca, Ecuador. The…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2018

Colombia Failing to Stem Murders of LGBT People

Colombia has made no progress in stopping killings of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, campaigners said, as new research showed more than 100 were killed last year despite an overall fall…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2018

World Cup Countries with More LGBT Rights Are Doing Way, Way Better

Countries which have taken more steps towards LGBT equality have overwhelmingly done better at the 2018 World Cup than their intolerant counterparts. Every nation where homosexuality is illegal has been knocked out…

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