South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

Countries that allow gay people to serve in army

Months after Supreme Court decriminalised consensual gay sex between adults, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has reignited the debate around gay rights by insisting that homosexuality is not permissible in the military.…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2019

Marriage debate begins again in Chile Senate

The Chilean Senate on Wednesday once again began to debate an equal marriage bill. Former President Michelle Bachelet introduced the bill in September 2017, but the debate ended when current President Sebastián…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2019

Gay men tortured and beaten in seperate homophobic attacks in Chile

Two men in Chile have been violently attacked and tortured in two seperate homophobic attacks already this year. One man had his head held under hot water in a hot tub. Attackers…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2019

Life of a gay migrant: Racism exists in the LGBT community too

Ireland may be known as the land of céad míle fáilte, but a report in the last months of 2018 suggests more needs to be done to make it a welcoming place…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2019

Brazil’s New President Removes LGBTI Concerns from Human Rights Ministry

Brazil’s new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro removed concerns regarding the LGBTI community from being considered by a new human rights ministry hours after his inauguration, part of a sweeping set of executive…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2019

Trans woman shot 11 times on way to the gym in Brazil

A transgender woman was shot 11 times and killed on her way to the gym in Brazil. Nicolly Banks, 26, walked down Liopino Lourenço de Araújo street in Uberlândia, Triângulo Mineiro, when she was shot. A…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2018

Fun and interesting things LGBT+ science taught us in 2018

Among various topics worth intellectual consideration, LGBT+ science and research in 2018 gave us a better understanding of gender identity, sexual desire and same-sex reproduction. In the field of medicine, there have…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2018

Watch – Marielle and Monica: the LGBT activists resisting Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Marielle Franco, Brazilian LGBT and human rights activist, was killed in March 2018. Her widow, Monica Benicio, continued her fight for better treatment of the poor, the LGBT community and black Brazilians.…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2018

Guyana bisexual seeks to become Anglican priest

Family and God are priorities of Marvin Junior Livan, an openly bisexual citizen of Guyana who aspires to become an Anglican priest. "I knew I was bisexual at the age of nine.…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2018

Meet the lesbian prisoner who won apology from Colombian government

Marta Álvarez was subjected to almost a decade of abuse and humiliation because of her sexuality. The lesbian activist spent nine years in a Colombian prison and experienced a series of relentless homophobic attacks…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2018

Fleeing persecution, LGBT+ migrants seek refuge in South America

Growing up in Jamaica's Montego Bay, Glenroy enjoyed an idyllic childhood - until his family discovered he was gay. They physically attacked him and threw him out of the house, triggering an…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2018

Colombia hands down first conviction for murder of trans woman

A court has handed down Colombia's first conviction for the murder of a transsexual woman. In the sentence dated Dec 3 and published Monday (Dec 17), a judge sentenced defendant Davinson Erazo…

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