ADDED ON: 01/06/2023

The 2022 top LGBTQ Stories from Latin America and the Caribbean

01/04/2023 | Global Americans

Although it was not a busy year, it was a productive one for promoting LGBTQ rights in Latin America and the Caribbean. A number of important achievements in the fight for LGBTQ rights took place in the region in 2022, especially in countries with lagging records in this area. Overall, the trend toward greater LGBTQ rights continues, which is not the case in many other parts of the world. Discrimination and violence against LGBTQ people remains rampant, but—legally at least—protections and representation are expanding. In this era of democratic backsliding, it is comforting to know that, on LGBTQ rights at least, there is less backsliding than progress in the region. Below are the five most important stories of the year.

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