South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


ADDED ON: 02/10/2019

Brazil education overhaul aims at ousting ‘Marxist ideology’, LGBT and gender movements

President Jair Bolsonaro is taking his anti-leftist ideological war to Brazil’s classrooms and universities, causing angst among teachers and education officials who say the government wants to fight an enemy that doesn’t…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2019

Bringing Pride to Banbury

A small group of first-time event organisers are planning to literally put the Pride into Banbury this summer. Banbury Pride, a LGBT community group is in the early stages of organising the…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2019

Living in Venezuela Now is Hard. Being LGBTI Makes it Harder

Venezuela’s shrinking economy has sparked an exodus of LGBT+ people as the economic crisis has put the brakes on the country’s growing tolerance towards its gay and trans community, activists told the…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2019

‘Boy Erased’ Erased from Brazilian Cinemas

A decision by distributors not to release a film about gay conversion therapy has stirred controversy in Brazil and provoked dismay among the country’s LGBT activists. Boy Erased, which was scheduled for…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2019

Gay congressman who fled Brazil will be replaced by another gay politician

Gay congressman Jean Wyllys, who fled Brazil in fear of his life, will be replaced by another gay politician. Wyllys, a pioneering gay politician in the country, was re-elected in October to…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2019

Gay congressman flees Brazil, citing death threats

A prominent gay congressman in Brazil announced on Thursday that he was leaving his job and fleeing the country because of increased death threats made against him. Jean Wyllys, the country’s first openly gay congressman, told the Folha de…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2019

Apple and Microsoft CEOs Tim Cook and Satya Nadella Were Pictured at Dinner with Brazil’s Far-Right President in Davos

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella were seen at the same dinner table as Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in a picture that surfaced on Twitter.

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

Court Decisions on LGBT Rights Echo ‘A Wild Wish’

More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social progress. In A Vindication of the…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

Here’s why some gay Brazilians support their country’s rabidly anti-LGBTQ president

In his first week in office, newly elected Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro started actions to roll back LGBTQ rights. So it was only a matter of time before a newspaper covered one of…

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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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