South America

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Added on: 06/13/2019
06/12/2019
On a late May afternoon, the Bigtboys soccer team played its first match, a friendly game on a flood-lit neighborhood pitch bordered by chain-link fencing. With only…

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Added on: 06/01/2019
05/31/2019
What do you feel your life expectancy is? Do you think it is different because you are LGBTQ+? The current life expectancy for the “average” American is…

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Added on: 06/01/2019
05/31/2019
On May 24, 2019, same-sex couples in Taiwan registered their unions as the country’s historic new law legally recognizing same-sex marriages went into effect. On the same…

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Added on: 06/01/2019
05/31/2019
Colombia’s LGBT+ people who live in black and indigenous communities must cope with violence, humiliation and efforts to “cure” them of their sexual identities, according to research…

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Added on: 05/28/2019
05/27/2019
Last week’s vote by the Federal Supreme Court (STF) laid the foundation for landmark legislation which will include protection for sexual minorities in the nation’s anti-discrimination laws….

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Added on: 05/26/2019
05/24/2019
A majority of judges in Brazil’s top court has voted to criminalize homophobia in a move welcomed by campaigners concerned about a rollback in gay rights and…

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Added on: 05/23/2019
05/22/2019
Homophobia and transphobia could become crimes in Brazil if its highest court rules in favor of reform on Thursday, amid fears that its right-wing president could roll…

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Added on: 05/19/2019
05/14/2019
When Valeria Rodrigues accompanies Brazilian police on dawn raids to rescue transgender women trafficked into prostitution, she goes armed with snacks – chocolate, bread, pieces of fruit….

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Added on: 05/19/2019
05/17/2019
Brazilian openly gay politician Fabio Felix used to feel comfortable holding his boyfriend’s hand and kissing him in public, but after the swearing in of far-right President…

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Added on: 05/18/2019
05/17/2019
Peruvian lawmaker Alberto de Belaunde, one of only two openly gay members of the country’s Congress, has little hope that he will be able to marry his…

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Added on: 05/16/2019
05/16/2019
For his first two weeks in Brazil’s Congress in February, David Miranda was too scared to take the microphone. Far-right firebrand Jair Bolsonaro, known for homophobic and…

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Added on: 05/07/2019
05/06/2019
Sulaida Ramirez Davila sat in a support group for those with AIDS and HIV, like her son, Rafael Olivares. Tears welled up as she recalled her decision…

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Added on: 05/02/2019
From the federal police headquarters where he is serving a sentence for corruption and money laundering, Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said the South…

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Added on: 05/02/2019
04/26/2019
In a country like Colombia, which has somehow taught itself to use the word gonorrhea as a term of endearment, it is not surprising that the word…

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Added on: 04/30/2019
04/30/2019
Marriott International, among many big corporations, has gone on record in support of the LGBT community. Its CEO, Arne Sorenson, has been one of the most vocal…

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Added on: 04/30/2019
In the Caribbean, homophobia remains a problem, but LGBT people are seeing increased signs of public acceptance, including politicians coming out in support of their LGBT constituents….

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Added on: 04/27/2019
Nóra Blaskovits
Alturi Contributor
Shifting the paradigm Having the largest Catholic population in the world, Brazil is a country where culture, beliefs, and institutions are highly influenced by the Church. Catholicism…

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Added on: 04/26/2019
04/25/2019
Brazil’s far-right president, the self-declared homophobe Jair Bolsonaro, has been accused of inciting hatred towards LGBT people after declaring the South American country should not become a…

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Added on: 04/18/2019
04/17/2019
Dozens of same sex couples kissed simultaneously outside an upscale shopping mall in Colombia’s capital Wednesday, in the latest demonstration calling for LGBT rights in the South…

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Added on: 04/17/2019
04/16/2019
Susel Paredes often finds herself in dangerous situations, donning a bulletproof vest to lead high-profile police operations and breaking up cartels of street vendors in one of…

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Added on: 04/10/2019
While Guyana and the United Kingdom (UK) continue to enjoy a healthy and fruitful relationship, and rarely butt heads when it comes to policies and laws, High…

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Added on: 04/09/2019
04/05/2019
A Peruvian court has ruled in favor of a lesbian couple who sued the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status for refusing to register their marriage,…

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Added on: 04/07/2019
04/05/2019
Paraguay’s LGBT communities are feeling increasingly isolated amid a conservative shift in the Latin American country, even after they celebrated the global success of local lesbian drama…

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Added on: 03/21/2019
03/20/2019
Brazil’s first openly gay lawmaker, Jean Wyllys, who fled his country over mounting death threats after the election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, fears he won’t be…

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Added on: 03/16/2019
When the proudly homophobic President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January, LGBT community members were worried their rights would be taken away. Two months later, watchdog groups…

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Added on: 03/13/2019
Two police officers were arrested Tuesday in the killing of Rio city councilor and black gay rights activist Marielle Franco, prosecutors said, almost a year to the…

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Added on: 03/12/2019
03/09/2019
Donald Trump has invited Brazil’s anti-LGBT president Jair Bolsonaro to the White House. The far-right Brazilian leader, who holds extreme anti-LGBT beliefs, will meet with Trump at…

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Added on: 03/07/2019
03/05/2019
Nearly a year after the still-unsolved murder of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman and LGBT activist Marielle Franco, Brazilian revellers have used their country’s annual carnival to demand answers….

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Added on: 03/02/2019
Sex education is a tricky topic all over the world. When is too early to teach it? When is too late? But, in Latin America, throw in…

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Added on: 02/26/2019
02/25/2019
Growing up in an evangelical Christian family in Brazil, life was pretty tough for Ariel Nobre. Designated female at birth, the 31-year-old transgender man was sent to…