South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


ADDED ON: 03/07/2019

Brazilians Demand Answers for Marielle Franco’s Murder at Rio Carnival

Nearly a year after the still-unsolved murder of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman and LGBT activist Marielle Franco, Brazilian revellers have used their country’s annual carnival to demand answers. On Monday night, Rio’s most…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2019

Don’t mess with my kids: Why Argentina still doesn’t have comprehensive sex education

Sex education is a tricky topic all over the world. When is too early to teach it? When is too late? But, in Latin America, throw in a hefty dose of conservatism…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2019

Gay man participates in Vatican clergy sex abuse summit

A gay man from Chile who was sexually abused by a notorious pedophile priest participated in a summit on clergy sex abuse that took place at the Vatican last week. Juan Carlos…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2019

Story of a trans man who suffers Brazil’s hostile environment to LGBTQ

Growing up in an evangelical Christian family in Brazil, life was pretty tough for Ariel Nobre. Designated female at birth, the 31-year-old transgender man was sent to a gay conversion therapy centre…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2019

Colombia’s ‘Madonna’ helps LGBTQ people fleeing Venezuela

Gusts of hot desert wind drift through the broken window, shattered by a stone, in the house that Madonna Badillo shares with seven Venezuelan sex workers. Badillo fixed the window many times…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2019

Ex-child soldier fights for trans rights in Colombia

When Colombia's FARC guerrillas turned up at the home of Cristian Camilo Gonzalez nearly two decades ago and shoved him into a truck when he was just aged 14, his happy childhood…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2019

Chile Supreme Court backs gay couple in marriage case

The Chilean Supreme Court in an unprecedented move on Thursday overturned a lower court decision that declared inadmissible a gay couple’s appeal for a ruling in favor of equal marriage. The couple…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2019

Venezuelans with HIV/AIDS dying due to lack of antiretroviral drugs

People with HIV/AIDS in Venezuela are dying because of an acute lack of available antiretroviral drugs in the country, according to service providers and activists with whom the Washington Blade has spoken…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2019

Brazil’s LGBT+ politicians prepare for battle with Bolsonaro

When he realized Jair Bolsonaro was likely to be elected president of Brazil last year, politician David Miranda’s first concern was for his family, rather than his career. As an openly gay…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2019

Top Brazilian Court to Decide Key Homophobia Cases

Brazil’s supreme court is expected to rule Wednesday on a pair of cases that could determine whether homophobia and transphobia should be considered criminal offenses. The cases, brought by Brazilian rights group…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2019

Bolsonaro Regime to Remove Brazilian Textbook References to Feminism and Homosexuality

Brazil's president and his senior officials have vowed to revise school textbooks to remove references to feminism, homosexuality and violence against women. Jair Bolsonaro has also said he wants the military to take over some…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2019

What Does The Crisis In Venezuela Mean For LGBTQ People?

Venezuela’s long-running political crisis appears to be reaching a critical point. President Nicolás Maduro is still holding onto power, but there is growing international support to recognize Juan Guaidó – the leader of…

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