Venezuela

LGBTI Rights in Venezuela


ADDED ON: 12/30/2022

Efforts to Ban Conversion Therapy Gain Traction Around the World

Efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy gained significant traction around the world in 2022. Only four countries at the end of 2021 had explicit laws that banned the widely discredited practice. Numerous…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2022

Activists mark 1 week chained together in Caracas demanding LGBTI rights

Transsexuals may not change their names in Venezuela, where soldiers are imprisoned if they openly express their homosexuality and neither the constitution, the laws not protests have been able to change that…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2022

Venezuela is still a dangerous place to live as an LGBTQ person

I’m a 20-year-old woman living in a town called Guatire, not far from Venezuela’s capital city, Caracas. Gay sex was legalised here in 1997, but Venezuela is still a dangerous place to…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2022

LGBTIQ+ political party seeking registration in Venezuela

Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) has received a petition to record the name of the first-ever LGBTIQ+ community party, it was reported in Caracas. The movement founders chose the name “United for Dignity”…

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Daniel Arzola – Artivista Mundial

Click for English Daniel Arzola es un “artivista” e inmigrante venezolano queer. Joel Klausler de Alturi conoció a Daniel en Twin Cities Pride y quedó cautivado por su arte. Su conversación se…

DANIEL ARZOLA – GLOBAL ARTIVIST

Haga clic para español 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…

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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