South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


A Talk with Daniel: Trans TI and Inclusiva, Argentina

Daniel is an Argentinian entrepreneur with a career spanning over twenty-five years. Feeling unfulfilled, Daniel felt the “need to do something different with life.” The result of this feeling thus far has…

ADDED ON: 05/01/2021

LGBTQ protestors vogue through the streets as part of massive national strike in Colombia

As protests rock Colombia this week over tax reforms, LGBTQ people have led sizeable contingents through the streets nationwide. Video posted to multiple social media sites showed queer activists vogueing their way…

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ADDED ON: 04/29/2021

Brazilian musician shines light on intersection of sexuality and Judaism

Brazil is a diverse and complex country. For 32-year-old Assucena Assucena, who is trans and Jewish (of Moroccan and Sephardic descent), that complexity is intensified. To be Jewish in Brazil already means…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2021

Harris: Anti-LGBTQ violence is ‘root cause’ of migration from Guatemala

Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday acknowledged violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity is among the factors that prompt Guatemalans to leave their country. “There are also longstanding issues that…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2021

Promising Guyanese designer found murdered in Trinidad

Police in Trinidad and Tobago are investigating the murder of 27-year-old Guyanese-born fashion designer, Marc Anthony Singh. The youth who moved to Trinidad several years ago, was found stabbed to death in…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2021

Venezuela’s Secret: Crimes Against LGBTQ+ Migrants And Sex Workers

“Hello, Papi, I am in Brazil.” A text message I received sitting in my home office after nearly a month of silence signified Victor Arellano’s nine-month battle had just been won. Arellano…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2021

Discrimination part of everyday life for Peru’s trans people

The attack on Gahela Cari came following a televised political debate in the form of a searing tweet from her opponent. Attached to it was an image of her Peruvian elections registration…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

Casa Ruby brings its mission to El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — A Salvadoran woman who fled the civil war arrived in D.C. full of dreams and challenges, and after years of effort she and a group of friends…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2021

In Pope’s homeland, ex-priest leaves church over gay unions

A former priest and LGBTQ activist who has blessed same-sex unions in Pope Francis’ home country, Argentina, is leaving the Roman Catholic Church after the Vatican issued a pronouncement this week that…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2021

Colombia showcases its competitive advantages in sustainable tourism with Canadians

BOGOTA, Colombia, March 11, 2021 /CNW/ -- During the first virtual "Annual Tourism Forum in Canada," launched by ProColombia in February, it successfully facilitated 563 one-on-one meetings, bringing together 52 Colombian Tourism…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2021

In Colombian port town, LGBTQ community faces increasing threats

A main Afro-Colombian port city on Colombia’s western coast, Buenaventura has long been considered one of the most violent places in the country. It was here the “casas de pique” (Spanish for…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2021

Brazil churches spark controversy with LGBT+ support in Lent campaign

SAO PAOLO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of major Brazilian churches came under fire for supporting LGBT+ people for the first time in an annual Lent fundraising campaign that launched on…

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