South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


ADDED ON: 11/30/2018

Transgender People In Chile Can Now Legally Change Their Gender On Official Documents

Transgender people 14-years-old and older in Chile will now be legally allowed to change their gender marker on official documents thanks to a bill signed into law by President Sebastian Pinera today.…

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ADDED ON: 11/17/2018

Court Strikes Down Guyana anti-Transgender Law

A Guyana anti-transgender law banning “cross-dressing” has been struck down, after it was used to target transgender people. The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), an international court with jurisdiction across several Caribbean and South…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2018

CCJ Declares Guyana’s Cross-dressing Law Unconstitutional

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that a law in Guyana, which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2018

Manaus Opens Shelter For LGBT Refugees From Venezuela

Manaus is a stop in the route of part of the 80,000 Venezuelans looking for asylum or temporary residence in Brazil. And now, it is the first Brazilian city to have an…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Brazil’s LGBT Soccer League Kicking Homophobia to the Curb

In Brazil, football has been mainly a straight guy's sport. But a new league is seeking to change that by providing a safe space for LGBT players and fans and helping to…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Aging and LGBT in Argentina: Survivors of Deeply Homophobic Past

For elderly members of Argentina’s LGBT community, things used to be so so different. They’re the surviving witnesses of a time when sexual orientations that don’t fit the establish mold were considered…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Ireland’s Brazilian LGBT Community Express Fear Following Bolsonaro Win

Brazilians living in Ireland, particularly members of the LGBT community, have expressed serious concerns following the victory of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in the Brazilian presidential election. Mr Bolsonaro promised to defend…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Will Bolsonaro’s Victory in Brazil Usher Right-wing Ripple Effects in Latin America?

From the fate of the Amazon to LGBTI rights and even the future of democracy itself, Jair Bolsonaro's historic victory in Brazil’s presidential election could have profound repercussions across Latin America. With…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2018

LGBTQ Brazilians on Edge After Self-described ‘Homophobic’ Lawmaker Elected President

Far-right Brazilian lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro, the so-called Trump of the Tropics, was elected president of the world’s fourth-largest democracy on Sunday. Once considered unelectable due, in part, to his long history of…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2018

Brazil: An Urgent Call to Protect Rights

Brazil´s judiciary and other key institutions should resist any attempt to undermine human rights, the rule of law, and democracy under Jair Bolsonaro’s government, Human Rights Watch said today. Bolsonaro, a pro-torture,…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2018

Brazil’s ‘Donald Trump’ Bolsonaro Winning Female, Gay Vote

Right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro once said he’d rather have a dead son than one who came out of the closet, but that isn’t stopping conservative gay voters from backing him…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

Brazil’s ‘Donald Trump’ Bolsonaro Winning Female, Gay Vote

Right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro once said he'd rather have a dead son than one who came out of the closet, but that isn't stopping conservative gay voters from backing him…

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