South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


ADDED ON: 04/30/2019

Bolsonaro Backlash: Event Honoring Brazilian President Calls into Question Corporate Support of LGBT Rights

Marriott International, among many big corporations, has gone on record in support of the LGBT community. Its CEO, Arne Sorenson, has been one of the most vocal defenders of LGBT rights in…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2019

Hopeful signs for LGBT people in the Caribbean

In the Caribbean, homophobia remains a problem, but LGBT people are seeing increased signs of public acceptance, including politicians coming out in support of their LGBT constituents. In St. Lucia, the National…

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“Homoaffectionate Law” and a Revolutionary Change in The Legal System

By Nóra Blaskovits Maria Berenice Dias was the very first woman who became a justice of the state highest Court of Appeals in Brazil. An activist for the rights of the LGBT…

ADDED ON: 04/26/2019

Brazil must not become a ‘gay tourism paradise’, says Bolsonaro

Brazil’s far-right president, the self-declared homophobe Jair Bolsonaro, has been accused of inciting hatred towards LGBT people after declaring the South American country should not become a “gay tourism paradise”. “If you…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2019

Colombians stage kiss-a-thon in support of LGBT rights

Dozens of same sex couples kissed simultaneously outside an upscale shopping mall in Colombia's capital Wednesday, in the latest demonstration calling for LGBT rights in the South American country. The "kiss-a-thon" was…

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ADDED ON: 04/17/2019

Peru law-and-order official takes on new battle: legalizing gay marriage

Susel Paredes often finds herself in dangerous situations, donning a bulletproof vest to lead high-profile police operations and breaking up cartels of street vendors in one of the grittier parts of Peruvian…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2019

Buggery remains a crime, but UK hopes Guyana Govt. will soon facilitate gay rights

While Guyana and the United Kingdom (UK) continue to enjoy a healthy and fruitful relationship, and rarely butt heads when it comes to policies and laws, High Commissioner, Greg Quinn, said the…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2019

Peru Court Recognizes Legal Marriage of Lesbian Couple

A Peruvian court has ruled in favor of a lesbian couple who sued the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status for refusing to register their marriage, which took place in Miami.…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2019

Paraguay’s LGBT community feels outcast amid conservative shift: “We are forgotten”

Paraguay's LGBT communities are feeling increasingly isolated amid a conservative shift in the Latin American country, even after they celebrated the global success of local lesbian drama film "Las Herederas" last year.…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2019

Ecuador Constitutional Court hears marriage case

Ecuador’s highest court on Friday heard oral arguments in a case that could extend marriage rights to same-sex couples in the South American country. Judges on Ecuador’s Constitutional Court considered the case…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2019

Gay Lawmaker Who Fled Brazil Amid Death Threats: Bolsonaro ‘turned me into a pariah

Brazil’s first openly gay lawmaker, Jean Wyllys, who fled his country over mounting death threats after the election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, fears he won’t be returning home anytime soon. In…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2019

Jair Bolsonaro visits White House, reiterates opposition to LGBTI rights

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday reiterated his opposition to LGBTI rights when he spoke alongside President Trump during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. Bolsonaro, speaking through a…

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