South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


ADDED ON: 07/29/2022

Peru refuses to recognize lesbian congresswoman’s U.S. marriage

Peruvian Congresswoman Susel Paredes and her wife, Gracia Aljovín, have told the Washington Blade that they will sue Peru over its refusal to recognize their 2016 marriage in Miami. Paredes and Aljovín made…

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ADDED ON: 07/26/2022

Buenos Aires officials sued over unjust ban on gender-neutral language in schools.

Authorities in Buenos Aires are being sued after banning gender-neutral language from being taught in schools. Local officials were collectively taken to court by political groups after they banned teachers from describing…

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DANIEL ARZOLA – GLOBAL ARTIVIST

Haga clic para español Daniel Arzola is a queer Venezuelan immigrant Artivist. Alturi’s Joel Klausler met Daniel at Twin Cities Pride and was captivated by his art. Their conversation evolved into a…

ADDED ON: 07/15/2022

BRAZILIAN ACTOR COMES OUT, REVEALS HE IS IN RELATIONSHIP WITH CHILDHOOD FRIEND

Brazilian actor Johnny Massaro recently came out as gay at the premiere of his new film, The First Fallen. The film is about the first year of the AIDS Crisis in Brazil and focuses…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2022

3 LGBTQ diplomats see opportunity and crisis for queer people around the world

The world is at an inflection point for LBGTQ rights, as a mixture of opportunities and crises converge, according to an assessment from one of the world's few special envoys on queer…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2022

Doctor/drag queen looks to spark change in Venezuela through LGBT+ activism

Caracas, Jun 23 (EFE).- Francisco Machado brings a great deal of passion to his role as a doctor, but he is equally dedicated and enthusiastic when putting on a wig, makeup and…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2022

Peru continues to lag behind other Latin American countries on LGBTQ rights

Peru is one of the few Latin American countries without pro-LGBTQ laws, and this evident backwardness in comparison to neighboring countries translates into a lower quality of life for those who do…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2022

Activist reporter tells why he promotes LGBTI rights in the French Caribbean.

More than 12 million people live in the Francophone Caribbean, from the independent nation of Haiti to the French territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Martin, St. Barthélemy, and French Guiana. LGBTI people…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2022

LGBTQ lawmakers in Latin America pledge to end conversion therapy in region

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Openly LGBTQ lawmakers from across Latin America who gathered in Argentina’s capital last week agreed to work together to ban so-called conversion therapy in the region. The second meeting…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2022

Brazil LGBTQ activists, HIV/AIDS service providers fear Bolsonaro reelection

SALVADOR, Brazil — Fernanda Fonseca was the coordinator of the Brazilian Health Ministry’s program to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis and viral hepatitis B in 2019 when she attended the International AIDS…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2022

Chile’s LGBTQ+ street artists see work defaced with homophobic slurs

SANTIAGO, May 17 (Openly) - It was meant to be an open-air museum dedicated to Chile's LGBTQ+ community, but days after the 40-meter (131-foot) mural was completed, vandals defaced its brightly colored…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2022

LGBTQ community should be involved in country’s development – EQUAL Guyana

Director of Empowering Queers using Artistic Learning (EQUAL) Anil Persaud has issued a call for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community to play a more meaningful and tangible…

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