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Added on: 02/25/2019
02/21/2019
Gusts of hot desert wind drift through the broken window, shattered by a stone, in the house that Madonna Badillo shares with seven Venezuelan sex workers. Badillo…

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Added on: 02/22/2019
When Colombia’s FARC guerrillas turned up at the home of Cristian Camilo Gonzalez nearly two decades ago and shoved him into a truck when he was just…

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Added on: 02/15/2019
When he realized Jair Bolsonaro was likely to be elected president of Brazil last year, politician David Miranda’s first concern was for his family, rather than his…

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Added on: 02/14/2019
02/12/2019
Brazil’s supreme court is expected to rule Wednesday on a pair of cases that could determine whether homophobia and transphobia should be considered criminal offenses. The cases,…

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Added on: 02/13/2019
02/12/2019
Brazil‘s president and his senior officials have vowed to revise school textbooks to remove references to feminism, homosexuality and violence against women. Jair Bolsonaro has also said he wants the…

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Added on: 02/12/2019
Venezuela’s long-running political crisis appears to be reaching a critical point. President Nicolás Maduro is still holding onto power, but there is growing international support to recognize Juan…

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Added on: 02/10/2019
President Jair Bolsonaro is taking his anti-leftist ideological war to Brazil’s classrooms and universities, causing angst among teachers and education officials who say the government wants to…

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Added on: 02/08/2019
A small group of first-time event organisers are planning to literally put the Pride into Banbury this summer. Banbury Pride, a LGBT community group is in the…

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Added on: 02/06/2019
Venezuela’s shrinking economy has sparked an exodus of LGBT+ people as the economic crisis has put the brakes on the country’s growing tolerance towards its gay and…

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Added on: 02/06/2019
A decision by distributors not to release a film about gay conversion therapy has stirred controversy in Brazil and provoked dismay among the country’s LGBT activists. Boy…

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Added on: 01/30/2019
01/29/2019
Gay congressman Jean Wyllys, who fled Brazil in fear of his life, will be replaced by another gay politician. Wyllys, a pioneering gay politician in the country,…

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Added on: 01/25/2019
01/24/2019
A prominent gay congressman in Brazil announced on Thursday that he was leaving his job and fleeing the country because of increased death threats made against him. Jean Wyllys, the country’s first openly…

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Added on: 01/24/2019
01/23/2019
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella were seen at the same dinner table as Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in a picture that surfaced on Twitter….

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Added on: 01/21/2019
More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social…

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Added on: 01/15/2019
01/13/2019
In his first week in office, newly elected Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro started actions to roll back LGBTQ rights. So it was only a matter of time before…

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Added on: 01/15/2019
01/12/2019
Months after Supreme Court decriminalised consensual gay sex between adults, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has reignited the debate around gay rights by insisting that homosexuality is…

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Added on: 01/05/2019
01/04/2019
Two men in Chile have been violently attacked and tortured in two seperate homophobic attacks already this year. One man had his head held under hot water…

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Added on: 01/05/2019
01/05/2019
Ireland may be known as the land of céad míle fáilte, but a report in the last months of 2018 suggests more needs to be done to…

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Added on: 01/03/2019
01/02/2019
Brazil’s new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro removed concerns regarding the LGBTI community from being considered by a new human rights ministry hours after his inauguration, part of…

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Added on: 01/01/2019
12/30/2018
A transgender woman was shot 11 times and killed on her way to the gym in Brazil. Nicolly Banks, 26, walked down Liopino Lourenço de Araújo street in Uberlândia, Triângulo Mineiro,…

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Added on: 12/31/2018
12/30/2018
Among various topics worth intellectual consideration, LGBT+ science and research in 2018 gave us a better understanding of gender identity, sexual desire and same-sex reproduction. In the…

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Added on: 12/30/2018
12/28/2018
Marielle Franco, Brazilian LGBT and human rights activist, was killed in March 2018. Her widow, Monica Benicio, continued her fight for better treatment of the poor, the…

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Added on: 12/29/2018
Family and God are priorities of Marvin Junior Livan, an openly bisexual citizen of Guyana who aspires to become an Anglican priest. “I knew I was bisexual…

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Added on: 12/29/2018
12/29/2018
Marta Álvarez was subjected to almost a decade of abuse and humiliation because of her sexuality. The lesbian activist spent nine years in a Colombian prison and experienced a…

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Added on: 12/19/2018
Growing up in Jamaica’s Montego Bay, Glenroy enjoyed an idyllic childhood – until his family discovered he was gay. They physically attacked him and threw him out…

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Added on: 12/18/2018
A court has handed down Colombia’s first conviction for the murder of a transsexual woman. In the sentence dated Dec 3 and published Monday (Dec 17), a…

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Added on: 12/18/2018
12/17/2018
Dozens of same-sex couples tied the knot Saturday at a mass gay wedding ceremony in São Paulo, Brazil. Many LGBTI people in the South American country are fearful…

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Added on: 12/16/2018
12/15/2018
About forty gay couples got married in downtown Sao Paulo on Saturday, tying the knot partly out of fear that the new administration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro…

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Added on: 12/13/2018
12/13/2018
On the night of the Brazilian election, Bianca Gama cried as it became clear that the country’s next president would be Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician whose career has…

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Added on: 12/12/2018
Growing up gay in Vitoria, a city of almost 2 million in south-eastern Brazil, Joao Paulo Silvares never really liked playing football, the country’s national sport and…