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LGBTI Rights in South America


ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

Argentina sets aside 1% of jobs for transgender people

Argentina’s president is now requiring 1% of public sector jobs be set aside for transgender people. In a decree signed by President Alberto Fernández signed a decree on Friday, September 4 that…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

Reported murders, suicides of trans people soar in Brazil

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of transgender people killed in Brazil this year has risen by 70% over last year, according to research underscoring the South American country’s rank as the…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2020

Transgender woman’s role at Mass stirs controversy in Argentina

Marking an historical first in Pope Francis’s home country, the Diocese of San Luis in northern Argentina invited a transgender woman Tuesday to read one of the prayer intentions at a public…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2020

Brazilian football fans put aside rivalry to protest ‘homophobic, racist’ president Jair Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s “proudly” homophobic president, has been globally criticised for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, consistently playing down the virus despite recently contracting it himself. Fears have been growing that…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2020

With Brazil’s Bolsonaro attacking the Supreme Court, are gay rights at risk?

As a gay man growing up in Brazil, Afif Sarhan was banned from donating blood for most of his life. “I thought, ‘Why is my blood inferior to others?’” Sarhan, a 41-year-old…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2020

Brazil LGBTQ group avoids coronavirus in Copacabana’s Casa Nem building

In a courtyard a few blocks from Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach, a dozen people get settled on broken couches beneath a banner reading “Cure Your Prejudice.” They face the makeshift stage…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2020

Brazil: Bolsonaro reportedly uses homophobic slur to mock masks

One day after announcing he had tested positive for coronavirus Jair Bolsonaro has come under fire for allegedly using homophobic language to mock the use of face masks. The Folha de São…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2020

‘Another Marielle Franco Shouldn’t Die’: Film Memorializes Slain Brazilian LGBT Activist

A few days before George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, sparking Black Lives Matter protests worldwide, a 14-year-old black teenager named João Pedro Matos Pinto was gunned down by Brazil’s federal…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2020

Gay, trans Brazilians pummeled by coronavirus economic crisis

One in four unemployed gay and trans Brazilians has lost their job recently during the coronavirus outbreak, a survey released on Sunday found, showing the joblessness among LGBT+ Brazilians almost double the…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2020

Lesbian mothers recognized by Chilean court in historic verdict

This week, the Second Family Court of Chile ordered the Civil Registry Service to register a child on his birth certificate as the son of two women. “This is a historic triumph…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2020

Neymar Jr to Face Homophobia Charges in Brazil

As French teams await for the resumption of the French Football league (Ligue 1), a Brazilian LGBT activist has filed a lawsuit against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Neymar Jr for “homophobia and…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2020

Families are major source of abuse for gay women, trans people, report says

Family members are often the main perpetrators of abuse against lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people, according to a major global report published on Monday. The study of 24 countries by Britain’s…

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