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Added on: 02/16/2024
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Jorge Apolaya, a 45-year-old Peruvian, is pained to recall his mother’s disappointment in 2007, when she heard him admit he was gay and liked men. Activists like…

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Added on: 02/06/2024
Persecuted and prosecuted in their home country, some members of Russia’s LGBT community have been driven abroad — and hundreds have moved to Argentina, where their civil…

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Added on: 01/30/2024
01/29/2024
The next lesbian, gay, or transgender person to be the godparent of a baby baptized in a Catholic parish, or in a cathedral, in any corner of…

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Added on: 01/21/2024
01/20/2024
At least 257 people from the LGTBI population were murdered in Brazil last year, of which 49.42% of the victims belonged to transvestite and transgender groups, according…

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Added on: 01/16/2024
01/15/2024
Wearing heavy makeup and a fuchsia wig, Brazilian drag queen Helena Black is acting out a story for a rapt group of children — but this is…

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Added on: 01/02/2024
Latin American and the Caribbean didn’t see quite the dynamic changes that came in 2022, when three countries decriminalized gay sex and one legalized same-sex marriage. But…

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Added on: 12/28/2023
12/27/2023
SÃO PAULO – Catholic members of LGBT+ communities in Latin America have welcomed a new Vatican declaration on the possibility of blessings for same-sex couples, including in…

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Added on: 12/28/2023
12/27/2023
According to a study from the National Human Rights Observatory (ObservaDH), 59,620 same-sex marriages were registered in South America’s largest country between 2013 and 2021, Agencia Brasil…

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Added on: 12/21/2023
“The love of God is for everyone, and the church has finally had the courage to accept that,” declares 25-year-old Daniella Cardozo from Rio de Janeiro. Bisexual,…

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Added on: 12/03/2023
11/27/2023
The election of right-wing libertarian Javier Milei as Argentina’s president has put LGBTQ+ campaigners on alert in the country, long one of the most progressive in Latin…

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Added on: 11/23/2023
On November 10-12, True Friendships Ministry (Portuguese: Ministério Amizades Verdadeiras) held its fifth national meeting, “Sexuality and the Church in the 21st Century,” at the Brooklin Seventh-day Adventist…

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Added on: 11/06/2023
11/05/2023
For a third of his life — from the age of 14 to 27 — Héder Bello, now 37, lived in purgatory. He was engaged in a fierce…

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Added on: 11/06/2023
Thousands marched through Buenos Aires on Saturday in celebration of LGBTQ+ equality and diversity at a colorful pride parade. Buenos Aires dedicated a week to celebrating diversity, a…

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Added on: 09/21/2023
09/20/2023
“I was diagnosed with HIV six years ago and it was a very tough time for me emotionally. It was very challenging, and I spent about a…

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Added on: 09/20/2023
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Turkey  Since Turkey’s democratic government began to decline in 2007, there have been ongoing tensions between the Justice and Development Party (AKP, known for its Islamist roots…

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Added on: 09/10/2023
Sixty groups forming an Ibero-American Catholic LGBTQ+ network have written to Pope Francis asking for LGBTQ+ people to be directly involved in the Synod assembly next month,…

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Added on: 09/07/2023
09/07/2023
The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) on Wednesday launched a “Guyana Together” campaign to increase public tolerance of gays as well as convince government and opposition…

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Added on: 09/05/2023
It was an ordinary Sunday afternoon at the Avalon Man Spa and Bar. The gay club in Valencia, two hours west of the Venezuelan capital, was filled…

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Added on: 09/01/2023
08/31/2023
Canada has updated its travel advisory to warn LGBTQ residents visiting the United States about local laws and policies that may “infringe on your human rights” amid…

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Added on: 08/24/2023
Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that homophobic slurs are now punishable by prison, in a decision applauded by rights activists in a country with rampant violence against…

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Added on: 08/23/2023
08/22/2023
Were you ever afraid to go to the toilet at school? For a 14-year-old transgender teenager, it is a daily distressing situation. “I always wait for recess…

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Added on: 08/11/2023
08/10/2023
It was an otherwise ordinary night at the Avalon Club, a bar and sauna popular with the LGBTQ community in Valencia, Venezuela’s third-largest city. Music was playing, drinks…

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Added on: 07/24/2023
07/23/2023
LIMA — A Peruvian high court has ordered same-sex unions to be legally registered in public records, marking a victory for the LGBTQ community in a country…

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Added on: 07/07/2023
07/06/2023
More than 100,000 people were on the streets in Colombia’s capital Bogota on Sunday to take part in the largest-ever LGBTQ Pride parade in the country’s history,…

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Added on: 07/07/2023
07/06/2023
Lucas, a 34 year-old businessman from São Pauki, has felt out of place since childhood. A Catholic school pupil in his early years, he grew up in…

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Added on: 07/02/2023
On October 7th 2016 Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was given the Nobel Peace Prize “for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year long…

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Added on: 06/30/2023
In its International LGBT+ Pride Day survey on the representation that diversities have in the political sphere shows that more than half of the Argentines consulted are…

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Added on: 06/29/2023
06/28/2023
Whenever the rights of LGBTQ+ people move forward in the world, be it with laws that recognize same-sex marriage or the administrative identity of trans people, there…

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Added on: 06/29/2023
06/28/2023
It starts years before they made it to the U.S.-Mexico border in October 2022 and turned themselves into authorities, in Yuma, Arizona, asking for asylum. Reydi’s story…

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Added on: 06/28/2023
Research company Ipsos has launched a new edition of the report “LGBT+ Pride 2023”, a study that highlights society’s perception of sexual diversity around the world and…