South America

LGBTI Rights in South America


DANIEL ARZOLA – GLOBAL ARTIVIST

Haga clic para español Daniel Arzola is a queer Venezuelan immigrant Artivist. Alturi’s Joel Klausler met Daniel at Twin Cities Pride and was captivated by his art. Their conversation evolved into a…

ADDED ON: 07/15/2022

BRAZILIAN ACTOR COMES OUT, REVEALS HE IS IN RELATIONSHIP WITH CHILDHOOD FRIEND

Brazilian actor Johnny Massaro recently came out as gay at the premiere of his new film, The First Fallen. The film is about the first year of the AIDS Crisis in Brazil and focuses…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2022

3 LGBTQ diplomats see opportunity and crisis for queer people around the world

The world is at an inflection point for LBGTQ rights, as a mixture of opportunities and crises converge, according to an assessment from one of the world's few special envoys on queer…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2022

Doctor/drag queen looks to spark change in Venezuela through LGBT+ activism

Caracas, Jun 23 (EFE).- Francisco Machado brings a great deal of passion to his role as a doctor, but he is equally dedicated and enthusiastic when putting on a wig, makeup and…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2022

Activist reporter tells why he promotes LGBTI rights in the French Caribbean.

More than 12 million people live in the Francophone Caribbean, from the independent nation of Haiti to the French territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Martin, St. Barthélemy, and French Guiana. LGBTI people…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2022

Chile’s LGBTQ+ street artists see work defaced with homophobic slurs

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, vandals defaced its brightly colored…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2022

LGBTQ community should be involved in country’s development – EQUAL Guyana

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 a more meaningful and tangible…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2022

Brazil: Attacks on Gender and Sexuality Education

(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 prohibit gender and sexuality education,…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2022

LGBT Community Under Increased Threat In Colombian Port Town

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 and dispose of their remains…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2022

The documentary film depicting the beginning of the political organization of the Brazilian LGBT movement

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 80s, about the historical paths…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2022

French Guiana: “500 euros, the price of my life!”.

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, on the evening of 6…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2022

From backstage to spotlight: LGBTQ samba group takes on Rio carnival.

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 lead-up to their big debut,…

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