South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


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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ADDED ON: 10/22/2018

What You Need to Know About Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s Homophobic Presidential Frontrunner

Brazil is headed to a high-stakes runoff presidential election on October 28th that will have huge implications for the largest country in Latin America, perhaps even the world. Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, known for…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2018

Uruguayan Congress Approves Comprehensive Law For Trans People

Congress in Uruguay approved with a large majority (62 out of the 88 lawmakers in session), the project of comprehensive law for trans people, to ensure the protection of their rights. The project of…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2018

Uruguay One Step Closer To Protecting Trans Rights, Senate Commission Approves Bill

The Uruguayan Senate committee approved the Comprehensive Law for Trans People that could allow minors to have hormone therapy without parental approval. The social movement Trans Union of Uruguay arrived at the…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2018

Brazil Elections: Hate Crimes Reported Include a Murder and a Swastika Attack

Tension ahead of the Brazilian elections has been linked to a string of violent attacks, including one case being treated as political murder, according to local media. A woman also had a…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2018

Brazil Election: Mass Rally Against Far-right Candidate Bolsonaro

Hundreds of Brazilians took to the streets in Sao Paulo and marched against far-right, front-runner presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro during a protest they called “dictatorship never again”. Demonstrators, mostly supporters of the leftist Socialism…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2018

International Religious Leader Urge Repeal of Caribbean Anti-LGBTI Laws

Religious leaders from five nations have called on governments across the Caribbean to repeal their anti-gay laws. In an open letter to Caribbean governments, Christian clergy from Canada, the United States, the…

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