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LGBTI Rights in Venezuela


DANIEL ARZOLA – GLOBAL ARTIVIST

Daniel Arzola is a queer Venezuelan immigrant Artivist. Alturi’s Joel Klausler met Daniel at Twin Cities Pride and was captivated by his art. Their conversation evolved into a thematic expression of Daniel’s…

ADDED ON: 06/24/2022

Doctor/drag queen looks to spark change in Venezuela through LGBT+ activism

Caracas, Jun 23 (EFE).- Francisco Machado brings a great deal of passion to his role as a doctor, but he is equally dedicated and enthusiastic when putting on a wig, makeup and…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2022

Venezuelan same-sex couples still wait for right to marry

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Ana Margarita Rojas and Elena Hernáiz have shared their lives for more than three decades and raised a son together. Their neighbors in Venezuela's capital recognize them as a…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2022

In Venezuela, a soldier can be sent to prison for being gay. The courts could change that.

On an early morning in 2013, a soldier alerted a supervisor that a comrade had left his post. He had seen him getting into a red car with a man “who looked…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2022

Latin America: Alarming Reversal of Basic Freedoms

(New York) – Latin America is facing some of its gravest human rights challenges in decades, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2022. “Latin America is experiencing such an alarming…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2021

Inter-American commission calls for Venezuela to protect LGBTQ rights

WASHINGTON — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has called for Venezuela to do more to protect LGBTQ people from violence and discrimination. The report the commission released on Sept. 8 specifically…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2021

Venezuelan activists say there is little to celebrate this Pride month

Activists in Venezuela say there is little to celebrate this LGBTI Pride month, which they say is behind in South America on legislation protecting members of the LGBTI community. Venezuela still bars…

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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: 01/25/2021

Brazil’s LGBT refugees tell their stories in the short film ‘Hazte Sentir’

The short film Hazte Sentir (Make Yourself Heard) documents a moment in the lives of LGBT refugees in Manaus, the largest city in Brazil's Amazonas state. Cineola and Frameline share the collaborative…

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Tamara Adrián – Transgender National Assembly Member, Venezuela

Tamara Adrián is a lawyer, professor, and National Assembly Member from Caracas, Venezuela. She is one of the first openly-out transgender LGBTIQ+ elected officials in Venezuela. Ms. Adrián shares her perspectives on…

ADDED ON: 11/02/2020

Venezuela inches closer to marriage equality after Pope’s remarks about civil unions

The pontiff expressed his support in an interview shown in an Italian documentary, saying, “What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered.” The Vatican…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2020

Venezuela President Urges Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage After Pope’s Comments

Venezuela’s president has called on his country to take up the issue of same-sex marriage following the Pope’s comments endorsing civil unions. On Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro urged the National Assembly…

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