South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


ADDED ON: 02/06/2020

Guyana gay-rights manifesto: Seeking support from political parties

Gay rights advocates in Guyana have compiled a manifesto aimed at persuading Guyanese political parties to embrace measures to end repression of the LGBT community. News Room Guyana reported on the proposals…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2020

Guyana urged to end ban on gay sex

A host of foreign governments on Wednesday urged Guyana to decriminalise sexual activity between men and urged protection for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. According to the Criminal Offences…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2020

In Peru, land of wild, corrupt politics, the economy hums right along

Expectations for the Congress Peru elected this week are understandably modest. Nine feuding parties from the center to the extreme right emerged victorious, with the second-largest faction made up of biblical survivalists,…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2020

Bolsonaro makes former soap star Brazil’s new culture secretary

A former soap opera star, Regina Duarte, has agreed to become Brazil’s culture secretary, replacing the previous secretary who was fired for giving a speech that used language similar to that of…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2020

Scandal overshadows Peru election’s focus on gender equality

Scandals involving domestic violence and marital infidelity have overshadowed the campaign to elect a new congress in Peru, in which gender equality and women’s rights have been key issues. Peruvians will elect…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2020

GLENN GREENWALD ON BRAZIL’S CHARGES AGAINST HIM

On Tuesday, Brazilian prosecutors charged the journalist Glenn Greenwald with “cybercrimes” as part of what the government claims was his role in a “criminal organization.” They allege that Greenwald—who reported on wrongdoing…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2020

Ecuador’s LGBT+ community seen suffering deadliest year in a decade

Last year was the deadliest in at least a decade for gay and transgender people in Ecuador, campaigners have said, citing a possible backlash against new laws enshrining LGBT+ rights. There were…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2020

Trans Activist Runs for Congress in Peru

Gahela Tseneg Cari Contreras is running for Congress in Peru, but the name she has gone by her entire adult life will apparently not be on the ballot. Instead, voters will have…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2020

Brazil top court rejects attempt to remove LGBT movie from Netflix

Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a lower court’s decision to remove a Netflix comedy that displayed Jesus Christ in a gay relationship. Minister Dias Toffoli stated that “the exercise of freedom…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2020

Brazil issues new rules, lowers age for gender reassignment surgery

Brazil’s independent medical regulator announced new rules for treating transgender patients on Thursday, including lowering the age when trans people can have gender reassignment surgery to 18 from 21 years old. The…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2020

‘The Periphery Has Potency’ Festival Unites Art and Literature in the Peripheries at the Galpão Bela Maré

On December 17, the Galpão Bela Maré arts center held the Periferia Tem Potência (The Periphery Has Potency) festival in partnership with the Favelas Observatory, the Instituto Maria e João Aleixo, and…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2020

Uruguay, the most LGBT-friendly country in Latin America

Uruguay is ranked 18th in the world in the LGBT + Danger Index ranking that evaluates the friendliest and most dangerous destinations for the lesbian, bisexual and transgender gay community, LGBT. Sweden…

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