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South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


ADDED ON: 11/08/2019

Brazilians March Against Bolsonaro and his Ties to Murder of Activist

Brazilians marched in dozens of cities across the country against the far-right government of president Jair Bolsonaro. The marches come amid extremely concerning revelations, which allegedly tie Bolsonaro to the murder of…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2019

Demand For Rights and anti-LGBT Violence Marks Chile’s Political Crisis

In less than three days a protest organized by students against the increase in subway fares turned into an imposing and unexpected national protest over years of inequalities in Chile that completely…

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ADDED ON: 11/03/2019

‘Casa Nem’ on Copacabana is a Sanctuary for Rio’s Transgender and LGBT

In Casa Nem a party is being prepared, so the house is bustling. Everybody is getting dressed or helping somebody else. But this is not your average party. Casa Nem is a…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2019

Colombia’s capital city of Bogota elects first female, and lesbian, mayor

Colombia’s capital city elected its first female mayor Sunday in what is being hailed as an important advancement for both women and LGBT rights. Claudia López won the race for mayor of…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2019

In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, the fashion industry emerges as a center for LGBT resistance

Sam Porto and his mirror have never gotten along. When the transgender man was growing up in Brazil, the sight of his developing breasts disgusted him. But in a crowded makeup room…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2019

HIV POSITIVE BABY ADOPTED BY GAY COUPLE AFTER BEING REJECTED 10 OTHER TIMES

An Argentinian gay couple have adopted an HIV positive baby girl who had previously been rejected by 10 other families. The child, named Olivia, was born with the virus. Earlier attempts to…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2019

Paraguay: Amnesty International brings unconstitutionality proceedings against resolutions that discriminate against LGBTI people

Today, Amnesty International, together with Diversxs Alto Paraná, and with the support of the Red Paraguaya de la Diversidad Sexual (REPADIS) and It Gets Better Paraguay, presented an Action of Unconstitutionality before…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2019

How This Brazilian Drag Queen Is Taking the Pop World By Storm—And Fighting for LGBTQ Rights Along the Way

If Pabllo Vittar is making headlines, they might be about her smash hit songs, her astonishing fashion week outfits, her disruptive political statements, or some combination of the three. Over the last…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2019

Brazil must reinstate funding for LGBT films because they ‘deserve protection’, judge rules

A federal judge has ruled that Brazil must reinstate suspended funding for LGBT+ films because they “deserve protection”, in a victory for LGBT+ activists and filmmakers. Jair Bolsonaro’s decision to halt government…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2019

Gay Peruvian congressman resigns

Alberto de Belaunde, who was one of two openly gay congressmen in Peru, stepped down late Monday night after Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra dissolved the South American country's Congress. De Belaunde is…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2019

LGBT+ film funding row lands Brazil minister in court

Brazilian prosecutors have filed charges against the citizenship minister for suspending government funding for films, which they said was motivated by discrimination against LGBT+ people. Brazil’s film agency ANCINE halted around R$70…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2019

One thousand people participate in gay pride march in Paraguay

Around a thousand militants from organizations of sexual diversity participated on Saturday in the annual march of the LGBTI community in Paraguay, one of the most conservative countries in Latin America, where…

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