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LGBTI Rights in South America


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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ADDED ON: 05/14/2018

Activists Pushing Ahead to Raise Awareness of Gay Culture in Bolivia

“Dark-skinned, poor and queer” is how Edgar Solis – a member of the Maricas Bolivia (Bolivia Queers) movement – defines himself, a lawbreaker at times but a tenacious defender of free love…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2018

IAAF Female Classification Rules Slammed as ‘Blatantly Racist’

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has come under intense fire since releasing its new “Eligibility Regulations for the Female Classification&rdquo. The rules have been called sexist, racist, unethical, and based…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2018

Anti-LGBT Acts on the Rise in Chile

Complaints of acts of hostility toward LGBT people - ranging from discrimination to violence - in Chile increased by 45 percent in 2017 compared to the prior year, reaching a 15-year high,…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2018

Marielle Franco had to Resist – No Wonder She Didn’t Survive

“Being a black woman is to resist and survive all the time.” So said Marielle Franco, the Rio de Janeiro city councillor shot dead in a targeted assassination last week, just 18 months…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2018

Marielle Franco: Brazil’s Favelas Mourn the Death of a Champion

The morning after tens of thousands of people thronged streets across Brazil to express their anger over the murder of black, gay Rio councillor Marielle Franco, it was business as usual in the Maré…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2018

Brazil to Legally Recognise Self-identifying Trans People Without the Need of Surgery

Brazil has passed a landmark ruling which means that transgender people in the country will now be recognize according to their self-determined gender without the need for surgery. The country’s Supreme Court voted that people…

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