South America

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Added on: 10/02/2019
Around a thousand militants from organizations of sexual diversity participated on Saturday in the annual march of the LGBTI community in Paraguay, one of the most conservative…

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Added on: 09/17/2019
09/16/2019
Jamaica has recorded the most incidents of human rights violation when compared to its Caribbean neighbours. According to the regional civil society-led human rights reporting mechanism, the…

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Added on: 09/13/2019
09/10/2019
The president of the Senate Constitution Commission, Felipe Harboe (PPD), postponed the vote on the idea of ​​legislating for equal marriage , arguing that he should listen…

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Added on: 09/13/2019
09/11/2019
In addition to promoting the right to marriage between people of the same sex, it seeks to attract more tourists. It was announced by the Minister of…

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Added on: 09/12/2019
09/11/2019
The political opposition in Brazil on Wednesday said the government of President Jair Bolsonaro was failing to stop violent attacks on women and LGBT+ people that have…

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Added on: 09/12/2019
09/10/2019
Gay rights activists are renewing efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Chile. Two groups have formally asked the South American country’s controller-general to require President Sebastián Piñera’s…

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Added on: 09/11/2019
09/10/2019
Brazil saw an alarming rise in racial abuse, sexual assault, femicide and violence against women and LGBT people in 2018, according to new figures released on Tuesday….

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Added on: 09/08/2019
09/07/2019
A Brazilian judge has blocked attempts by the mayor of Rio de Janeiro to ban a Marvel comic showing two men kissing. Mayor Marcelo Crivella, a former…

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Added on: 08/12/2019
In a historic first for the conservative South American country, a court in Paraguay on Friday will convene for a murder trial in the death of a…

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Added on: 08/10/2019
08/08/2019
Four LGBT+ people are murdered every day in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to “alarming” new research released on Thursday by a regional network of gay…

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Added on: 08/07/2019
08/06/2019
A ballot-box effort to roll back transgender rights in Uruguay failed to draw enough voters to the polls to trigger a national referendum, prompting LGBT+ rights supporters…

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Added on: 08/03/2019
The Chilean Senate’s Constitution Committee on Tuesday once again began to debate an equal marriage bill that former President Michelle Bachelet introduced two years ago. The renewed…

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Added on: 08/02/2019
07/31/2019
Since the campaign and subsequent election of Jair Bolsonaro, who was long known for trotting out hate speech against marginalized communities in his bid for Brazil’s presidency,…

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Added on: 07/23/2019
07/22/2019
Miguel Doldan couldn’t get the thought out of his head: People wanted him dead. The passersby on the streets, the riders on the bus – they looked…

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Added on: 07/21/2019
Alexandra Chavez and Michelle Aviles have made history in conservative Ecuador by becoming the first couple to take advantage of a new law allowing same-sex marriage. Chavez,…

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Added on: 07/16/2019
Ecuador’s highest court ruled last month that the country’s prohibition on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The 5-4 verdict was a victory for LGBT activists in the heavily…

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Added on: 07/10/2019
07/09/2019
“The judgments and the orders of the Constitutional Court shall have the character of final and unappealable.” This textual citation is article 440 of the Constitution of…

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Added on: 07/09/2019
One of Colombia’s leading anti-corruption advocates is on her way to become the first gay mayor of the capital Bogota, according to multiple public opinion polls. A…

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Added on: 07/05/2019
07/05/2019
André Bellorín has fought a long battle for the body that matches his identity. He has been through two operations, a bitter conflict with his mother and…

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Added on: 07/02/2019
06/28/2019
Argentina, which chairs the 40-nation Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) that fights for the human rights of gays and bisexuals, wants Guyanese police to make reporting hate crimes…

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Added on: 07/01/2019
06/30/2019
Over the last decade, several openly queer musicians have emerged in Latin America. They use their music to combat hate. As the region has seen a rise…

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Added on: 06/27/2019
06/26/2019
With some 11,000 workers, the Guararapes Confeccoes SA is the biggest employer in Rio Grande do Norte state on Brazil’s northeast coast. In a typical month, the…

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Added on: 06/25/2019
06/24/2019
Hundreds of thousands marched through the streets of Sao Paulo in Brazil on Sunday in the city’s annual gay pride march, with demonstrators protesting the policies of…

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Added on: 06/23/2019
06/23/2019
The world has been transformed in many ways in the 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, with major shifts in the past decade alone…

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Added on: 06/23/2019
06/22/2019
Since the election of Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, homophobic or transphobic attacks have multiplied. Advocates say a member of the LGBT+ community is now murdered every…

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Added on: 06/22/2019
06/22/2019
More than three million people are expected to cross Avenida Paulista, in Sao Paulo, next Sunday, during the 23rd edition of the LGBT Pride Parade, according to…

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Added on: 06/19/2019
06/19/2019
Nearly a month after resigning from his political office and leaving the country under threat, former federal deputy Jean Wyllys is touring Europe giving talks on the…

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Added on: 06/16/2019
06/15/2019
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro criticised the country’s Supreme Court after they ruled to criminalise homophobia, making it a crime equivalent to racism in Brazil. Bolsonaro told reporters…

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Added on: 06/15/2019
Despite a dark past, today many LGBT citizens in Latin America are enjoying the right to marry, choose their gender identity and adopt children. But while laws…

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Added on: 06/14/2019
06/13/2019
Ecuador’s decision to allow same-sex marriage has topped a landmark week for LGBT+ rights after Botswana decriminalised gay sex and Bhutan took the first steps to do…