South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


ADDED ON: 04/18/2019

Colombians stage kiss-a-thon in support of LGBT rights

Dozens of same sex couples kissed simultaneously outside an upscale shopping mall in Colombia's capital Wednesday, in the latest demonstration calling for LGBT rights in the South American country. The "kiss-a-thon" was…

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ADDED ON: 04/17/2019

Peru law-and-order official takes on new battle: legalizing gay marriage

Susel Paredes often finds herself in dangerous situations, donning a bulletproof vest to lead high-profile police operations and breaking up cartels of street vendors in one of the grittier parts of Peruvian…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2019

Buggery remains a crime, but UK hopes Guyana Govt. will soon facilitate gay rights

While Guyana and the United Kingdom (UK) continue to enjoy a healthy and fruitful relationship, and rarely butt heads when it comes to policies and laws, High Commissioner, Greg Quinn, said the…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2019

Peru Court Recognizes Legal Marriage of Lesbian Couple

A Peruvian court has ruled in favor of a lesbian couple who sued the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status for refusing to register their marriage, which took place in Miami.…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2019

Paraguay’s LGBT community feels outcast amid conservative shift: “We are forgotten”

Paraguay's LGBT communities are feeling increasingly isolated amid a conservative shift in the Latin American country, even after they celebrated the global success of local lesbian drama film "Las Herederas" last year.…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2019

Ecuador Constitutional Court hears marriage case

Ecuador’s highest court on Friday heard oral arguments in a case that could extend marriage rights to same-sex couples in the South American country. Judges on Ecuador’s Constitutional Court considered the case…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2019

Gay Lawmaker Who Fled Brazil Amid Death Threats: Bolsonaro ‘turned me into a pariah

Brazil’s first openly gay lawmaker, Jean Wyllys, who fled his country over mounting death threats after the election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, fears he won’t be returning home anytime soon. In…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2019

Jair Bolsonaro visits White House, reiterates opposition to LGBTI rights

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday reiterated his opposition to LGBTI rights when he spoke alongside President Trump during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. Bolsonaro, speaking through a…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2019

LGBT Brazilians’ Mental Health Plummets With Anti-Gay President

When the proudly homophobic President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January, LGBT community members were worried their rights would be taken away. Two months later, watchdog groups are saying suicide among LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2019

Former policemen charged with murdering bisexual Rio congresswoman

Brazilian authorities on Tuesday arrested two former policemen in connection with the murder of bisexual Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco. Investigators say Ronnie Lessa and Élcio Vieira de Queiroz on March…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2019

Two Brazilian police arrested over killing of activist Marielle Franco

Two police officers were arrested Tuesday in the killing of Rio city councilor and black gay rights activist Marielle Franco, prosecutors said, almost a year to the day after the brazen murder…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2019

Trump to host Brazil’s anti-gay president Jair Bolsonaro at White House

Donald Trump has invited Brazil’s anti-LGBT president Jair Bolsonaro to the White House. The far-right Brazilian leader, who holds extreme anti-LGBT beliefs, will meet with Trump at the White House on March…

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