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Added on: 06/08/2023
06/07/2023
Sandra* spotted her name for the first time on a pamphlet left at her doorstep in 2008, in Barrancabermeja, her home town in northern Colombia. Local paramilitaries…

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Added on: 06/02/2023
06/01/2023
June is Pride Month, a celebration of LGBTQ+ rights in the United States and around the world. The month commemorates the Stonewall Riots of 1969, when LGBTQ+ people…

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Added on: 05/30/2023
Anastasia Domini and her wife Anna Domini walked hand in hand on a recent sunny day in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires while their four restless children played…

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Added on: 05/28/2023
Anastasia Domini and wife Anna Domini walked hand in hand on a recent sunny day in Argentina’s capital while their four restless children played nearby. It’s a…

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Added on: 05/22/2023
05/22/2023
Overturning a British colonial-era law criminalising homosexuality is just the “first step in a series of legal challenges” needed to protect LGBTQ+ people in Guyana. Joel Simpson,…

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Added on: 05/18/2023
International Day Against Homophobia. It is celebrated on Wednesday, May 17th, in remembrance of the date on which the term with the suffix ‘ism’ was disregarded, assuming…

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Added on: 05/11/2023
05/10/2023
Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva led tributes to out gay former Congress member David Miranda, who died in Rio de Janeiro, aged 37. The news of…

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Added on: 04/21/2023
In a landmark unanimous ruling published last week, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights found Peru responsible for violating Crissthian Olivera Fuentes’ rights to equality before the…

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Added on: 03/25/2023
3/24/2023
Moises Spilere remembers the day of his election very well. “It was rather spontaneous and came about that way,” the 35-year-old told DW. In the past, elections…

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Added on: 03/24/2023
03/20/2023
A wave of murders of trans women in Peru — six since the beginning of the year, after eight all of last year — has exposed a…

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Added on: 03/01/2023
02/28/2023
Rhianna is an Afro-Colombian who lives in one of the most violent places in Colombia: Quibdó. In the past four years this city has been ranked one…

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Added on: 02/17/2023
Spain on Thursday joined a small but growing club of nations that allow people to change their gender on their ID card through a simple administrative declaration. Several…

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Added on: 02/08/2023
02/07/2023
At a downtown Sao Paulo tattoo studio, drag performer Hinacio King has a six-pack contoured onto their abdomen and their breasts tightly tapped down to transform into…

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Added on: 12/02/2022
Women and LGBTIQ+ protesters, journalists and human rights defenders suffered sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence at the hands of Colombia’s National Police and its…

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Added on: 12/01/2022
11/30/2022
A man ran onto the pitch during Monday’s World Cup group-stage match between Portugal and Uruguay, holding up a rainbow flag to protest Qatar’s anti-LGBT laws. The…

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Added on: 11/29/2022
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…

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Added on: 11/22/2022
11/21/2022
To say that 2019 was a life-changing year for Noah Scheffel is an understatement. That year, the Brazilian technologist had been impacted by transphobic attitudes in his…

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Added on: 11/21/2022
11/20/2022
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Fabu Olmedo is so nervous about clubs and restaurants in Paraguay that before a night out she often contacts one to make sure…

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Added on: 11/20/2022
Fabu Olmedo is so nervous about clubs and restaurants in Paraguay that before a night out she often contacts one to make sure that she’ll be let…

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Added on: 11/16/2022
11/15/2022
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…

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Added on: 10/30/2022
10/28/2022
LGBTQ+ Brazilians fear that a win for incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro in Sunday’s runoff election could lead to a rollback of their rights. The vote in South…

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Added on: 10/26/2022
10/25/2022
Shane Cienfuegos, the first non-binary person to receive a gender-neutral identity document in Chile, says they feel a “great weight” of responsibility despite their victory over centuries…

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Added on: 10/25/2022
10/24/2022
Wearing a rainbow T-shirt and earrings, Ona Ruda struts confidently through the Arena Fonte Nova football stadium, home to his beloved Bahia team and one of Brazil’s…

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Added on: 10/18/2022
10/17/2022
Acclaimed Brazilian filmmaker and activist Fernando Grostein Andrade speaks truth and love to power in his newly released documentary Breaking Myths. Widely known for his acclaimed work…

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Added on: 10/07/2022
10/06/2022
Erika Hilton, a 29-year-old Sao Paulo city council member, just made history as one of the first two transgender lawmakers elected this week to Brazil’s Congress. But…

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Added on: 09/30/2022
09/28/2022
No one does political rags to riches stories quite like Brazil, but even in a nation where the most celebrated president in decades once shined shoes to…

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Added on: 09/23/2022
At her campaign headquarters, Brazilian congressional hopeful Duda Salabert gently lays out the newspaper clippings sent to her in August. Her photo is on many of the…

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Added on: 09/09/2022
09/07/2022
President Jair Bolsonaro calls Brazil’s bicentennial Wednesday a chance to celebrate the nation’s proud history, but critics say he has transformed what should be a day of…

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Added on: 09/08/2022
In the last three decades, protections for LGBT people’s rights have advanced rapidly in many countries and regions. However, rising populist authoritarianism poses a significant threat to…

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Added on: 09/02/2022
09/01/2022
LIMA, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Peruvian prosecutors have opened an investigation for alleged torture over the death in Indonesia last month of a trans Peruvian man who…