Peru

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Added on: 05/19/2024
05/18/2024
Sexual diversity activists protested in Peru’s capital in front of the health ministry Friday to demand that the government repeal a decree that characterizes seven gender identities,…

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Added on: 05/16/2024
05/15/2024
Trans, non-binary, and intersex people in Peru are now classified as “mentally ill” following a decree from the government’s health ministry. The decree, signed by Peruvian president…

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Added on: 05/04/2024
05/04/2024
From 11 to 22 March 2024, the United Nations (UN) Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Dr Claudia Mahler, conducted an…

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Added on: 02/16/2024
02/15/2024
Jorge Apolaya, a 45-year-old Peruvian, is pained to recall his mother’s disappointment in 2007, when she heard him admit he was gay and liked men. Activists like…

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Added on: 01/02/2024
Latin American and the Caribbean didn’t see quite the dynamic changes that came in 2022, when three countries decriminalized gay sex and one legalized same-sex marriage. But…

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Added on: 12/28/2023
12/27/2023
SÃO PAULO – Catholic members of LGBT+ communities in Latin America have welcomed a new Vatican declaration on the possibility of blessings for same-sex couples, including in…

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Added on: 09/21/2023
09/20/2023
“I was diagnosed with HIV six years ago and it was a very tough time for me emotionally. It was very challenging, and I spent about a…

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Added on: 07/24/2023
07/23/2023
LIMA — A Peruvian high court has ordered same-sex unions to be legally registered in public records, marking a victory for the LGBTQ community in a country…

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Added on: 04/21/2023
In a landmark unanimous ruling published last week, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights found Peru responsible for violating Crissthian Olivera Fuentes’ rights to equality before the…

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Added on: 03/24/2023
03/20/2023
A wave of murders of trans women in Peru — six since the beginning of the year, after eight all of last year — has exposed a…

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Added on: 11/20/2022
Fabu Olmedo is so nervous about clubs and restaurants in Paraguay that before a night out she often contacts one to make sure that she’ll be let…

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Added on: 09/08/2022
In the last three decades, protections for LGBT people’s rights have advanced rapidly in many countries and regions. However, rising populist authoritarianism poses a significant threat to…

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Added on: 09/02/2022
09/01/2022
LIMA, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Peruvian prosecutors have opened an investigation for alleged torture over the death in Indonesia last month of a trans Peruvian man who…

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Added on: 08/28/2022
08/26/2022
Indonesian police on Thursday denied accusations of violence from the family of a Harvard University transgender activist who died after being arrested on his honeymoon on the…

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 04/07/2020
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: 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: 02/02/2020
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: 01/25/2020
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: 01/16/2020
Gahela Tseneg Cari Contreras is running for Congress in Peru, but the name she has gone by her entire adult life will apparently not be on the…

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Added on: 11/30/2019
In a gathering in Bogota, Colombia on Nov. 19, 40 human rights lawyers from across Latin America launched an innovative “Red Litigio LGBT” – an LGBT Litigation…

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Added on: 11/27/2019
11/24/2019
In the US, numerous ‘concerned parent’ and ‘mommy groups’ have taken stands against LGBTIQ justice, comprehensive sex education and ‘drag queen story hours’. But many of these…

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Added on: 10/09/2019
Alberto de Belaunde, who was one of two openly gay congressmen in Peru, stepped down late Monday night after Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra dissolved the South American…

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Added on: 05/18/2019
05/17/2019
Peruvian lawmaker Alberto de Belaunde, one of only two openly gay members of the country’s Congress, has little hope that he will be able to marry his…

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Added on: 05/07/2019
05/06/2019
Sulaida Ramirez Davila sat in a support group for those with AIDS and HIV, like her son, Rafael Olivares. Tears welled up as she recalled her decision…