South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


ADDED ON: 06/22/2019

Even Under Bolsanaro’s Criticism, LGBT Parade in São Paulo Should Attract 12 Percent More Tourists

More than three million people are expected to cross Avenida Paulista, in Sao Paulo, next Sunday, during the 23rd edition of the LGBT Pride Parade, according to the organization. Under the theme…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2019

Jean Wyllys Travels Abroad and Says ‘Stupidity Virus’ Strikes Part of Brazil

Nearly a month after resigning from his political office and leaving the country under threat, former federal deputy Jean Wyllys is touring Europe giving talks on the political situation at home. He…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2019

Brazilian president says decision to criminalise homophobia ‘completely wrong’

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro criticised the country's Supreme Court after they ruled to criminalise homophobia, making it a crime equivalent to racism in Brazil. Bolsonaro told reporters on Friday the Supreme Court…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2019

AP Explains: The rocky rise of LGBT rights in Latin America

Despite a dark past, today many LGBT citizens in Latin America are enjoying the right to marry, choose their gender identity and adopt children. But while laws in several of the region’s…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2019

Ecuador approves same-sex marriage as LGBT+ groups hail landmark week

Ecuador’s decision to allow same-sex marriage has topped a landmark week for LGBT+ rights after Botswana decriminalised gay sex and Bhutan took the first steps to do so, said campaigners marking the…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2019

Brazil transgender soccer team fights prejudice

On a late May afternoon, the Bigtboys soccer team played its first match, a friendly game on a flood-lit neighborhood pitch bordered by chain-link fencing. With only four months of weekly training…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2019

Is your life expectancy different because you are LGBTQ+?

What do you feel your life expectancy is? Do you think it is different because you are LGBTQ+? The current life expectancy for the “average” American is roughly 78 years and Brazil…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2019

10 very different countries. 10 very different rules for LGBTQ+ individuals

On May 24, 2019, same-sex couples in Taiwan registered their unions as the country’s historic new law legally recognizing same-sex marriages went into effect. On the same day, Kenya’s high court ruled…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2019

In Colombia’s remote tribes, LGBT+ people face abuse, shame

Colombia’s LGBT+ people who live in black and indigenous communities must cope with violence, humiliation and efforts to “cure” them of their sexual identities, according to research released on Thursday. Their lives…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2019

Brazil’s LGBTQ Challenege: Live and Let Live or Discriminate and Hate?

Last week’s vote by the Federal Supreme Court (STF) laid the foundation for landmark legislation which will include protection for sexual minorities in the nation's anti-discrimination laws. In doing so, the STF…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2019

Brazil’s top court rules to make homophobia a crime

A majority of judges in Brazil’s top court has voted to criminalize homophobia in a move welcomed by campaigners concerned about a rollback in gay rights and the murder of hundreds of…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2019

Brazil’s top court set to rule on outlawing homophobia

Homophobia and transphobia could become crimes in Brazil if its highest court rules in favor of reform on Thursday, amid fears that its right-wing president could roll back other LGBT+ gains. Four…

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