South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


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: 05/10/2020

Brazil’s Supreme Court throws out rules that limit gay men donating blood

Brazil’s Supreme Court has overturned rules that limit gay and bisexual men from donating blood in a decision considered a human rights victory for LGBT+ people in the country. The move came…

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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: 05/02/2020

Brazil’s president accuses World Health Organization of turning kids gay

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused the World Health Organization (WHO) of trying to turn children gay in a series of bizarre claims on Facebook. He later deleted the post. Like the Brazilian…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2020

Transgender players kick down doors in local football

Mara Gómez and Marcos Rojo are blazing a trail for transgender players in Argentine football. Out on the pitch, they finally can feel like themselves. In addition to the sheer joy that…

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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: 04/17/2020

Ecuador LGBTQ advocacy group launches coronavirus relief fund

An advocacy group in Ecuador has created a fund to help LGBTQ people and Venezuelan refugees in the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Diálogo Diverso describes its Solidarity for Diversity campaign as…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2020

An Intro to Brazil’s History of Censorship

Brazil has a long history of censoring artists and the arts. In fact, several artists had their works censored and had to flee the country during the Military Dictatorship (1964-1985). Movies, TV…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2020

Top Americas court finds Peru responsible for torture of trans woman

The top human rights court in the Americas has found Peru responsible for the arbitrary detention and rape of a transgender woman in a landmark case marking the first time it has…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2020

Coronavirus: Bolsonaro fasts and prays for “Brazil’s liberation from epidemics”

In response to the outbreak of coronavirus, Brazilian President Gerard Bolsonaro said Sunday was a day of prayer and fasting, and encouraged citizens to ask God to “save Brazil from this evil.”…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2020

In são paulo, the cultural center is re-opened

A little more than a year after it was created as the Cultural Itaim, it will be re-opened by the mayor of Sao Paulo on Friday, the 29 with the new name…

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