South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


ADDED ON: 10/07/2018

Brazilian Presidential Election Goes to a Second Round as Far-Right Candidate Narrowly Misses an Outright Win

A far-right former military man won nearly half the votes in Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday, raising the strong prospect that he could take the helm of Latin America’s largest nation in…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2018

‘We’re Afraid’: Advocates Say Brazil’s Presidential Frontrunner a Threat to Gay Rights

Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, dubbed “Trump of the Tropics,” has been brazen in his anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. Far-right Brazilian Congressman Jair Bolsonaro has implied women who are raped “deserve it,” has said he’d…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2018

Transgender Candidates in Brazil Push to Have Voices Heard

Barbara Aires, who was born male, says she spent much of her childhood on the streets because her father, in the military and from the conservative state of Minas Gerais, refused to…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2018

1.5 Million Gather for Rio’s LGBTI Parade at Copacabana Beach

Supporters of the LGBTI community in Brazil were out in full force on Sunday, September 30th to celebrate Rio de Janeiro’s 23rd annual LGBTI parade at Copacabana beach. Some 1.5 million people…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2018

#NotHim: In Brazil, Women Protest Far-Right Brazil Presidential Candidate

Brazilian women took to the streets on Saturday to protest against the far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. With the vote little more than a week away, women are protesting against what they…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2018

LGBTI Rights in Latin America: A(nother) Pending Debt

The development of the LGBTI rights movement across the continent is awe-inspiring. With the precedent of the United Nations’ protests against Cuban concentration camps for homosexuals in the 60’s, various activist groups…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2018

Brazil’s Evangelicals say Far-Right Presidential Candidate is Answer to Their Prayers

On a visit to Israel two years ago, far-right Brazilian lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro leaned back into the River Jordan in a white robe to be baptized in the arms of a fellow…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2018

More than 300 LGBT+ People Have Been Killed in Brazil so Far This Year

More than 300 people in Brazil have been killed in anti-LGBT hate crimes so far this year. One of the murders from this year was that of 38-year-old black, lesbian councilwoman Marielle…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2018

Brazil’s Transgender Volleyball Star Eyes Congress Seat

After a decade of tearing up professional men’s volleyball leagues in Europe, Tiffany Abreu is used to taking on steep challenges. Fresh from becoming Brazil’s first transgender player, she is running for…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2018

Dua Lipa Speaks Out About Brazil’s Anti-LGBT Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro

Singer Dua Lipa and other musicians have spoken out against Brazil’s anti-LGBT presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. The politician, who is a frontrunner in the presidential race, has made several homophobic comments, including…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2018

Brazilian Football Club Condemns its Fans After ‘queers will be killed’ Chant

A Brazilian football club has condemned its own supporters after they chanted death threats at opposing fans. On Sunday (September 16), during a 0-0 draw between Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro, Mineiro supporters…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2018

Regional Teamwork Needed to Push Gay Agenda Forward

Executive Director of the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (JFLAG), Jaevion Nelson, has called on LGBT communities throughout the region to adopt a unified approach to advancing the gay agenda. Nelson delivered a lecture at…

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