South America

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Added on: 10/22/2021
10/18/2021
NEW YORK/PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, Oct 18 (Openly) – South African domestic worker Mabuyi Dlamini always dreaded the bumpy, day-long minibus journey she had to make each month…

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Added on: 09/23/2021
09/22/2021
Taking place inside a cool, concrete extension of the San Telmo Museum, a dedicated Basque cultural hub, the challenges facing LGBTQI+ cinema in Latin America was the…

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Added on: 09/04/2021
The presidential hopeful favored by investors in what’s shaping up to be a divisive and brutal election campaign in Brazil is the 36-year-old governor of a conservative…

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Added on: 08/27/2021
08/19/2021
Desperate calls from LGBTQ+ youths contemplating suicide or from their parents after they have made an attempt on their lives often punctuate Alexya Salvador’s day. When they…

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Added on: 08/26/2021
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — After long months of illness, Uruguay is once again starting to dance. The government last week authorized ballrooms and event halls to open…

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Added on: 08/09/2021
NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to reporter Daniel Politi in Buenos Aires about new Argentine laws designed to help trans people find employment. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: For years,…

Alturi Blog

Added on: 08/01/2021
Alturi Project Strategist
X is a path forward in the inclusion of all human beings to be recognized and protected X as an option for gender identity goes beyond just…

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Added on: 07/22/2021
07/21/2021
The United Kingdom (UK), through its High Commission in Guyana, intends to engage the Irfaan Ali led government on major human rights issues in the coming months….

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Added on: 07/22/2021
07/21/2021
Senators in Chile passed a long-awaited bill Wednesday authorizing same-sex marriage, in what LGBT campaigners hope will be the penultimate step to its final approval. Chile, which…

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Added on: 07/22/2021
In a first for South America, people who do not identify as male or female can tick a third box in their ID cards. People who neither…

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Added on: 07/03/2021
Brazilian governor and potential major party presidential candidate Eduardo Leite, a prominent critic of President Jair Bolsonaro, came out as gay in a TV interview. Leite, governor…

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Added on: 07/01/2021
06/29/2021
Activists in Venezuela say there is little to celebrate this LGBTI Pride month, which they say is behind in South America on legislation protecting members of the…

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Added on: 06/26/2021
6/25/21
A law reserving 1% of Argentina’s public sector jobs for transgender people will transform everyday life for the country’s trans community, LGBT+ activists said on Friday after…

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Added on: 06/16/2021
The Guyanese government has introduced a bill to repeal its defunct criminal ban on cross-dressing, Starbroek News reports. The law had previously been struck down by the…

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Added on: 06/11/2021
06/11/2021
A Mass in memory of murdered members of the LGBT community has spurred controversy in Brazil. While LGBT Catholic movements hailed the event as a sign of…

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Added on: 06/11/2021
06/09/2021
An act of “barbaric” violence where a 22-year-old gay man was gang-raped and tortured has prompted fierce reaction in Brazil and is evidence of a growing tide…

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Added on: 06/02/2021
06/01/2021
Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said on Tuesday he would seek to expedite a same-sex marriage bill that has languished in the historically conservative South American nation for…

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Added on: 05/21/2021
05/20/2021
The body of a 25-year-old teacher, Professor Lindolfo Kosmaski, who was active in his local LGBTQI community was found on April 30th, shot and burnt alive in…

World Voices

Added on: 05/11/2021
Nicolette Gullickson
Alturi Contributor
Unfulfilled is something that many feel at points in their careers. For Daniel, this feeling left him wanting to do more, to make more of a “social…

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Added on: 05/01/2021
As protests rock Colombia this week over tax reforms, LGBTQ people have led sizeable contingents through the streets nationwide. Video posted to multiple social media sites showed…

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Added on: 04/29/2021
04/29/2021
Brazil is a diverse and complex country. For 32-year-old Assucena Assucena, who is trans and Jewish (of Moroccan and Sephardic descent), that complexity is intensified. To be…

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Added on: 04/15/2021
04/14/2021
Police in Trinidad and Tobago are investigating the murder of 27-year-old Guyanese-born fashion designer, Marc Anthony Singh. The youth who moved to Trinidad several years ago, was…

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Added on: 04/07/2021
04/06/2021
“Hello, Papi, I am in Brazil.” A text message I received sitting in my home office after nearly a month of silence signified Victor Arellano’s nine-month battle…

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Added on: 04/07/2021
The attack on Gahela Cari came following a televised political debate in the form of a searing tweet from her opponent. Attached to it was an image…

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Added on: 03/21/2021
A former priest and LGBTQ activist who has blessed same-sex unions in Pope Francis’ home country, Argentina, is leaving the Roman Catholic Church after the Vatican issued…

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Added on: 03/12/2021
03/11/2021
BOGOTA, Colombia, March 11, 2021 /CNW/ — During the first virtual “Annual Tourism Forum in Canada,” launched by ProColombia in February, it successfully facilitated 563 one-on-one meetings,…

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Added on: 03/02/2021
03/01/2021
A main Afro-Colombian port city on Colombia’s western coast, Buenaventura has long been considered one of the most violent places in the country. It was here the…

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Added on: 02/18/2021
02/17/2021
SAO PAOLO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A group of major Brazilian churches came under fire for supporting LGBT+ people for the first time in an annual Lent…

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Added on: 01/25/2021
The short film Hazte Sentir (Make Yourself Heard) documents a moment in the lives of LGBT refugees in Manaus, the largest city in Brazil’s Amazonas state. Cineola…

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Added on: 01/17/2021
1/16/21
On 4 January, Brazil’s six-time Ballon d’Or winner Marta logged onto Instagram and posted three pictures of herself alongside her partner and Orlando Pride teammate Toni Deion…