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Added on: 05/19/2022
05/17/2022
SANTIAGO, May 17 (Openly) – It was meant to be an open-air museum dedicated to Chile’s LGBTQ+ community, but days after the 40-meter (131-foot) mural was completed,…

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Added on: 05/14/2022
5/13/22
Director of Empowering Queers using Artistic Learning (EQUAL) Anil Persaud has issued a call for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community to play…

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Added on: 05/13/2022
(São Paulo) – Lawmakers and other public officials at the federal, state, and municipal levels in Brazil have used pernicious legal and political tactics to undermine and even…

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Added on: 05/05/2022
Buenaventura, a major Afro-Colombian port city on Colombia’s western coast, has long been regarded as one of the country’s most dangerous cities. Armed groups would dismember victims…

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Added on: 04/28/2022
Called “When We Dare To Exist – History of the Brazilian Gay Movement +”, the feature film that brings the vision of activists from the 70s and…

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Added on: 04/26/2022
The 76crimes editorial staff is looking back at a homophobic attack suffered almost a year ago by our colleague, Moïse Manoël-Florisse, in Saint-Laurent du Maroni, French Guiana,…

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Added on: 04/20/2022
04/19/2022
For the first time ever, a majority-LGBTQ samba outfit will take part in Rio carnival’s famous street parades, flaunting rather than hiding their sexual identity. In the…

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Added on: 03/24/2022
03/23/2022
CARACAS, Venezuela — Ana Margarita Rojas and Elena Hernáiz have shared their lives for more than three decades and raised a son together. Their neighbors in Venezuela’s…

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Added on: 03/20/2022
3/19/22
Paloma Vazquez envisioned a new start in Houston. After immigrating from Honduras to escape transphobic violence just six months prior, the 29-year-old was ready to move into…

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Added on: 03/15/2022
A historic number of out LGBTQ candidates won their races in yesterday’s Congressional elections in Colombia. Incumbent Angélica Lozano won reelection and candidates Susana Boreal, Andrés Cancimance,…

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Added on: 03/11/2022
03/10/2022
Holding their two boys in their arms, Javier Silva and Jaime Nazar exchanged vows before sharing a kiss in the Civil Registry of Providencia of Santiago, Chile’s…

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Added on: 03/03/2022
03/01/2022
Colombian justice ordered to include “non-binary” gender on identity documents in Colombia, documents so far only mentioning the categories “man” and “woman”, according to a judgment delivered…

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Added on: 03/01/2022
02/28/2022
Marcia John (not her real name), a Guyanese transgender woman, readied to leave a transgender support group meeting. She slipped off her black wig, replacing it with…

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Added on: 02/03/2022
02/03/2022
In a mountain town near the north coast of Colombia, three drag queens strike poses in the blazing sun. Wearing extravagant Caribbean carnival costumes, they place each…

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Added on: 01/23/2022
On an early morning in 2013, a soldier alerted a supervisor that a comrade had left his post. He had seen him getting into a red car…

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Added on: 01/14/2022
(New York) – Latin America is facing some of its gravest human rights challenges in decades, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2022. “Latin America…

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Added on: 12/23/2021
LONDON/SAO PAULO, Dec 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At his LGBT-friendly boutique hotel in Chile’s capital, Will Martin is hoping the country’s decision this month to legalise…

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Added on: 12/21/2021
12/20/2021
The Office of Colombia’s Ombudsman Monday launched an appeal for the authorities to look after the integrity of LGBTQ people after 35 transgender women have been murdered…

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Added on: 12/16/2021
12/15/2021
SANTIAGO, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Chile will go to the polls to elect a new president on Sunday, a stark choice between leftist former student protest leader…

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Added on: 12/10/2021
12/09/2021
SANTIAGO, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Chile’s center-right President Sebastián Piñera signed into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Thursday, days after it was approved by Congress…

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Added on: 12/09/2021
12/08/2021
Chileans have been celebrating after their Congress approved equal marriage yesterday. Votes by politicians were overwhelmingly in favour of the legislation, with the Senate voting 21-8 in…

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Added on: 12/08/2021
12/07/2021
Chile’s Congress passed a law to legalize same-sex marriage on Tuesday, in a milestone for the conservative South American nation after a decade-long legal battle and with…

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Added on: 12/07/2021
12/06/2021
Argentina made history in July as the first country in Latin America to legally recognise non-binary people – but people issued with documents showing their gender as…

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Added on: 12/02/2021
12/1/2021
Santiago (AFP) – Chile’s parliament is set to approve a long-awaited bill to legalize same-sex marriage Tuesday, joining just a handful of countries in majority Catholic Latin America…

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Added on: 12/01/2021
11/30/2021
Chile has made history by electing the first-ever transgender official to its legislature during the 2021 parliamentary elections. Emilia Schneider, a transgender woman and activist, received 26,000…

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Added on: 11/28/2021
The 52nd International Film Festival of India (Iffi) saw the Asian premiere of a film on the LGBTQIA community, ‘The First Fallen’, by Brazilian filmmaker Rodrigo de…

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Added on: 11/24/2021
11/23/2021
Chile’s lower house approved on Tuesday a bill that would permit same-sex marriage in the South American country of 19 million, sending the measure back to the…

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Added on: 11/24/2021
11/23/2021
Arthur Nory, an Olympic medalist and world champion gymnast from Brazil, has announced on Instagram that he has a boyfriend. In an Instagram post in late October,…

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Added on: 11/14/2021
11/13/21
Police in Santiago told Reuters the parade was “massive,” but did not give participation figures. The LGBT community wants Chile to approve equal marriage or the adoption…

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Added on: 10/27/2021
10/26/2021
Brazil’s anti-LGBTQ President Jair Bolsonaro claimed that the COVID-19 vaccines cause AIDS in a video posted to social media, which Facebook and other platforms deleted days later…