South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


ADDED ON: 03/03/2022

COLOMBIA RECOGNIZES THE “NON-BINARY” GENDER ON ITS IDENTITY DOCUMENTS

Colombian justice ordered to include “non-binary” gender on identity documents in Colombia, documents so far only mentioning the categories “man” and “woman”, according to a judgment delivered Tuesday by the Constitutional Court.…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2022

Guyana’s transgender community calls for protection under anti-discrimination laws.

Marcia John (not her real name), a Guyanese transgender woman, readied to leave a transgender support group meeting. She slipped off her black wig, replacing it with a bandana and hat. Her…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2022

‘It gives me joy’: the LGBT Colombians embracing visibility in town with a legacy of abuse

In a mountain town near the north coast of Colombia, three drag queens strike poses in the blazing sun. Wearing extravagant Caribbean carnival costumes, they place each high heeled step carefully to…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2022

In Venezuela, a soldier can be sent to prison for being gay. The courts could change that.

On an early morning in 2013, a soldier alerted a supervisor that a comrade had left his post. He had seen him getting into a red car with a man “who looked…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2022

Latin America: Alarming Reversal of Basic Freedoms

(New York) – Latin America is facing some of its gravest human rights challenges in decades, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2022. “Latin America is experiencing such an alarming…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2021

Tourism to jobs: How Chile’s same-sex marriage law could lift the economy

LONDON/SAO PAULO, Dec 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At his LGBT-friendly boutique hotel in Chile's capital, Will Martin is hoping the country's decision this month to legalise same-sex marriage will draw in…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2021

Colombia’s Ombudsman calls for protection of sexually diverse individuals

The Office of Colombia's Ombudsman Monday launched an appeal for the authorities to look after the integrity of LGBTQ people after 35 transgender women have been murdered this year nationwide. “From the…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2021

LGBTQ rights supporter elected Chile’s next president

Chilean Congressman Gabriel Boric on Sunday won the second round of the country’s presidential election. Boric, who previously led a student protest movement, defeated José Antonio Kast, a far-right former congressman, by…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2021

Factbox: Chile’s presidential candidates on mining, pensions and LGBT rights

SANTIAGO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Chile will go to the polls to elect a new president on Sunday, a stark choice between leftist former student protest leader Gabriel Boric and ultra-conservative Jose…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2021

Chile’s Pinera signs historic same-sex marriage bill into law

SANTIAGO, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Chile's center-right President Sebastián Piñera signed into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Thursday, days after it was approved by Congress in a historic vote. The…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2021

“As Chile legalises same-sex marriage, where in Europe is making the most progress on LGBT rights? “

Chileans have been celebrating after their Congress approved equal marriage yesterday. Votes by politicians were overwhelmingly in favour of the legislation, with the Senate voting 21-8 in favour and the Chamber of…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2021

‘Love is love:’ Chile legalizes same-sex marriage in historic vote

Chile's Congress passed a law to legalize same-sex marriage on Tuesday, in a milestone for the conservative South American nation after a decade-long legal battle and with the country delicately poised ahead…

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