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Added on: 06/01/2020
05/31/2020
Family members are often the main perpetrators of abuse against lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people, according to a major global report published on Monday. The study…

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Added on: 05/31/2020
05/30/2020
Brazil has kicked political drama to the curb. Between scandals, powerplay episodes, and a slew of surprising statements, the South American country has been a mainstay in…

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Added on: 05/21/2020
02/20/2020
Social distancing is keeping people off the streets of central Rio de Janeiro. And that has created serious challenges for its trans sex workers, who have seen…

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Added on: 05/20/2020
Amid the public health crisis in the country, Brazil has recently achieved two significant victories for the right to education and the rights of women and lesbian,…

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Added on: 05/12/2020
05/11/2020
Gender-based lockdown rules in Bogotá, Colombia, will be lifted after they fuelled a wave of violence against transgender people living in the city. Bogotá’s mayor, Claudia Lopez,…

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Added on: 05/10/2020
05/09/2020
Brazil’s Supreme Court has overturned rules that limit gay and bisexual men from donating blood in a decision considered a human rights victory for LGBT+ people in…

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Added on: 05/07/2020
05/06/2020
One in five LGBT+ people have undergone “conversion therapy” to make them straight in Colombia, rising to one in three trans people, researchers said on Wednesday, amid…

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Added on: 05/02/2020
05/01/2020
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused the World Health Organization (WHO) of trying to turn children gay in a series of bizarre claims on Facebook. He later deleted…

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Added on: 04/27/2020
Mara Gómez and Marcos Rojo are blazing a trail for transgender players in Argentine football. Out on the pitch, they finally can feel like themselves. In addition…

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Added on: 04/23/2020
04/22/2020
The trend started on April 1 in Panama, when President Laurentino Cortizo announced that men and women can only leave their homes on different days in an…

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Added on: 04/19/2020
04/18/2020
In a strong initiative to combat COVID-19, some of the Latin American nations have taken a step to promote social distancing, and that is to separate men…

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Added on: 04/09/2020
04/08/2020
Brazil has a long history of censoring artists and the arts. In fact, several artists had their works censored and had to flee the country during the…

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Added on: 04/07/2020
04/06/2020
The top human rights court in the Americas has found Peru responsible for the arbitrary detention and rape of a transgender woman in a landmark case marking…

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Added on: 04/06/2020
04/05/2020
In response to the outbreak of coronavirus, Brazilian President Gerard Bolsonaro said Sunday was a day of prayer and fasting, and encouraged citizens to ask God to…

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Added on: 03/24/2020
03/23/2020
A little more than a year after it was created as the Cultural Itaim, it will be re-opened by the mayor of Sao Paulo on Friday, the…

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Added on: 03/20/2020
03/19/2020
Traveling Argentina and the world as a professional basketball player, Sebastian Vega was living his childhood dream. But carrying a secret deep within was a nightmare. “When…

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Added on: 03/18/2020
Diana Zurco did not attend her high school graduation because she refused to receive a diploma with her birth name. At 17 and considered a boy by…

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Added on: 03/11/2020
Miami politicians, quite reasonably, do not like communists. But Miami Mayor Francis Suarez apparently has no problem with raging right-wingers who hate LGBTQ people, heap praise on…

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Added on: 03/07/2020
03/05/2020
Brazilians appalled by Jair Bolsonaro’s bigotry and authoritarianism are calling for boycotts of major companies whose founders or owners support the far-right president. Bolsonaro has often attacked…

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Added on: 03/07/2020
03/06/2020
As the long southern hemisphere summer holiday draws to an end this month, students in Chile are returning to college – but not always to classes. Many…

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Added on: 02/27/2020
02/26/2020
In Southern Brazil, the all women’s carnival block Cores de Aide is marching for political resistance and in defense of women, who have been particularly under attack…

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Added on: 02/23/2020
02/22/2020
When dancer Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo’s Carnival parade grounds, a costume of feathers clinging to her sinuous body, she fulfilled a dream of feminine beauty nearly…

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Added on: 02/15/2020
02/14/2020
LGBTQ couples in Peru took part in a symbolic wedding ceremony on Friday in an annual event aimed at calling for marriage equality in the conservative South…

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Added on: 02/06/2020
Gay rights advocates in Guyana have compiled a manifesto aimed at persuading Guyanese political parties to embrace measures to end repression of the LGBT community. News Room…

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Added on: 02/05/2020
02/04/2020
A host of foreign governments on Wednesday urged Guyana to decriminalise sexual activity between men and urged protection for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community….

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Added on: 02/02/2020
02/01/2020
Expectations for the Congress Peru elected this week are understandably modest. Nine feuding parties from the center to the extreme right emerged victorious, with the second-largest faction…

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Added on: 01/31/2020
01/30/2020
A former soap opera star, Regina Duarte, has agreed to become Brazil’s culture secretary, replacing the previous secretary who was fired for giving a speech that used…

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Added on: 01/25/2020
01/24/2020
Scandals involving domestic violence and marital infidelity have overshadowed the campaign to elect a new congress in Peru, in which gender equality and women’s rights have been…

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Added on: 01/23/2020
01/22/2020
On Tuesday, Brazilian prosecutors charged the journalist Glenn Greenwald with “cybercrimes” as part of what the government claims was his role in a “criminal organization.” They allege…

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Added on: 01/22/2020
01/21/2020
Last year was the deadliest in at least a decade for gay and transgender people in Ecuador, campaigners have said, citing a possible backlash against new laws…