South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


ADDED ON: 10/13/2018

Brazil Elections: Hate Crimes Reported Include a Murder and a Swastika Attack

Tension ahead of the Brazilian elections has been linked to a string of violent attacks, including one case being treated as political murder, according to local media. A woman also had a…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2018

Brazil Election: Mass Rally Against Far-right Candidate Bolsonaro

Hundreds of Brazilians took to the streets in Sao Paulo and marched against far-right, front-runner presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro during a protest they called “dictatorship never again”. Demonstrators, mostly supporters of the leftist Socialism…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2018

International Religious Leader Urge Repeal of Caribbean Anti-LGBTI Laws

Religious leaders from five nations have called on governments across the Caribbean to repeal their anti-gay laws. In an open letter to Caribbean governments, Christian clergy from Canada, the United States, the…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2018

Everything You Need To Know About Jair Bolsonaro, The “Donald Trump Of Brazil”

On Sunday night, Jair Bolsonaro won big in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election. With 46% of the vote, he wound up just shy of the 50% that would have made…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2018

Who is Fernando Haddad? Brazil’s Last Hope Against Anti-LGBT Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s left-wing candidate Fernando Haddad has advanced to the second round of the country’s presidential election, where he will face far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro. The Social Liberal Party (PSL) candidate Bolsonaro was the winner of the…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2018

Everything You Need To Know About Jair Bolsonaro, The “Donald Trump Of Brazil”

On Sunday night, Jair Bolsonaro won big in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election. With 46% of the vote, he wound up just shy of the 50% that would have made…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2018

Brazilian Presidential Election Goes to a Second Round as Far-Right Candidate Narrowly Misses an Outright Win

A far-right former military man won nearly half the votes in Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday, raising the strong prospect that he could take the helm of Latin America’s largest nation in…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2018

‘We’re Afraid’: Advocates Say Brazil’s Presidential Frontrunner a Threat to Gay Rights

Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, dubbed “Trump of the Tropics,” has been brazen in his anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. Far-right Brazilian Congressman Jair Bolsonaro has implied women who are raped “deserve it,” has said he’d…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2018

Transgender Candidates in Brazil Push to Have Voices Heard

Barbara Aires, who was born male, says she spent much of her childhood on the streets because her father, in the military and from the conservative state of Minas Gerais, refused to…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2018

1.5 Million Gather for Rio’s LGBTI Parade at Copacabana Beach

Supporters of the LGBTI community in Brazil were out in full force on Sunday, September 30th to celebrate Rio de Janeiro’s 23rd annual LGBTI parade at Copacabana beach. Some 1.5 million people…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2018

#NotHim: In Brazil, Women Protest Far-Right Brazil Presidential Candidate

Brazilian women took to the streets on Saturday to protest against the far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. With the vote little more than a week away, women are protesting against what they…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2018

LGBTI Rights in Latin America: A(nother) Pending Debt

The development of the LGBTI rights movement across the continent is awe-inspiring. With the precedent of the United Nations’ protests against Cuban concentration camps for homosexuals in the 60’s, various activist groups…

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