South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


ADDED ON: 01/01/2020

Rio police ID suspect in attack on Netflix gay Jesus filmmakers

Police in Rio de Janeiro have identified one of the people responsible for a gasoline bomb attack targeting satirists behind a Christmas program on Netflix that some critics have described as blasphemous.…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2019

Brazilian comedy group hit by Molotov cocktails after film on ‘gay Jesus’

Molotov cocktails were thrown at the headquarters of Brazilian comedy group Porta dos Fundos in Rio de Janeiro on Christmas Eve, weeks after the group launched a film on Netflix depicting Jesus…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2019

Brazil: Bolsonaro in homophobic outburst as corruption scandal swirls

Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has launched a homophobic attack on a journalist from one of the country’s top newspapers in an apparent bid to divert attention from a spiraling corruption scandal…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2019

A guide to local favorites in Chapinero

A hip, student-driven area known as Bogota’s gay neighborhood, Chapinero is in constant motion — by the end of 2019, anti-government protesters were holding regular concerts and other events in its plaza,…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2019

Argentine soap opera a hit for trans rights

A popular soap opera in Argentina with a groundbreaking love scene between a transgender woman and man has helped break down stereotypes and negative views about gender diversity, supporters say. Running every…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2019

Colombia: Bogotá’s first female mayor marries same-sex partner

The first woman to be elected mayor of Colombia’s capital city has married her partner in a private civil ceremony before taking office. Claudia López announced her wedding to Angélica Lozano late…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2019

Netflix ‘gay Jesus’ film sparks backlash in Brazil

A comedy on Netflix depicting Jesus as a gay man has prompted widespread anger in Brazil with almost two million people signing a petition calling on the streaming service to remove the…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2019

Attack the OAS: Inside the ultra-conservative war on the Inter-American human rights system

"The attack first started when I was president”, Margarette May Macaulay, a lawyer and former judge from Jamaica who was elected to the top post at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2019

The Fight for Peace and Justice in Colombia

Late last August, prominent FARC commanders Iván Márquez and Jesús Santrich declared that they would be taking up arms against the Colombian state once again. The announcement signified a partial breakdown of…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2019

Brazilian Foundation Develops App to Map Risk Areas for LGBT Population

Fiocruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation) has developed an App to map the areas of the country regarded as the most violent for the LGBT population. Users will point out whether areas are safe…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2019

Gay marriage soared ahead of Bolsonaro presidency in Brazil

Gay Brazilians rushed to the altar ahead of President Jair Bolsonaro taking office, according to newly released data that campaigners say reflected fears the incoming leader would clamp down on their rights.…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2019

Brazilian mum gets 25 years jail for brutal murder of gay son

A jury has sentenced Brazilian woman was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for brutally murdering her gay son. Tatiana Lozano Pereira never accepted her 17-year-old son Itaberli Lozano was…

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