South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


ADDED ON: 05/13/2022

Brazil: Attacks on Gender and Sexuality Education

(São Paulo) – Lawmakers and other public officials at the federal, state, and municipal levels in Brazil have used pernicious legal and political tactics to undermine and even prohibit gender and sexuality education,…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2022

Gay man plays leading role in drafting Chile’s new constitution

Gaspar Domínguez, the vice president of Chile’s Constitutional Convention that will rewrite the country’s constitution, is a 33-year-old openly gay man. Domínguez last week spoke with the Washington Blade about the historic…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2022

LGBT Community Under Increased Threat In Colombian Port Town

Buenaventura, a major Afro-Colombian port city on Colombia's western coast, has long been regarded as one of the country's most dangerous cities. Armed groups would dismember victims and dispose of their remains…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2022

The documentary film depicting the beginning of the political organization of the Brazilian LGBT movement

Called “When We Dare To Exist – History of the Brazilian Gay Movement +”, the feature film that brings the vision of activists from the 70s and 80s, about the historical paths…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2022

French Guiana: “500 euros, the price of my life!”.

The 76crimes editorial staff is looking back at a homophobic attack suffered almost a year ago by our colleague, Moïse Manoël-Florisse, in Saint-Laurent du Maroni, French Guiana, on the evening of 6…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2022

Inter-American court rules in favor of lesbian religion teacher in Chile

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Wednesday ruled Chile is responsible for the discriminatory treatment of a teacher who was removed from her position in 2007 because she is a lesbian.…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2022

From backstage to spotlight: LGBTQ samba group takes on Rio carnival.

For the first time ever, a majority-LGBTQ samba outfit will take part in Rio carnival's famous street parades, flaunting rather than hiding their sexual identity. In the lead-up to their big debut,…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2022

Chile’s former human rights secretary discusses marriage equality law

A former member of the Chilean government said former President Sebastián Piñera was pivotal to the extension of marriage rights to same-sex couples in the country. Then-Deputy Human Rights Secretary Lorena Recabarren…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2022

Venezuelan same-sex couples still wait for right to marry

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Ana Margarita Rojas and Elena Hernáiz have shared their lives for more than three decades and raised a son together. Their neighbors in Venezuela's capital recognize them as a…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2022

Transgender immigrants who fled Latin America still face uncertainty in the US

Paloma Vazquez envisioned a new start in Houston. After immigrating from Honduras to escape transphobic violence just six months prior, the 29-year-old was ready to move into her new apartment. Her dream…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2022

LGBTQ Representation in Colombia’s Congress Triples.

A historic number of out LGBTQ candidates won their races in yesterday’s Congressional elections in Colombia. Incumbent Angélica Lozano won reelection and candidates Susana Boreal, Andrés Cancimance, Alejandro García, Carolina Giraldo and…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2022

Chile’s first gay couple gets married as equality law finally comes into effect: ‘Long live Chile!’

Holding their two boys in their arms, Javier Silva and Jaime Nazar exchanged vows before sharing a kiss in the Civil Registry of Providencia of Santiago, Chile’s capital city, in a historic…

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