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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

The International Day Against Homophobia was established in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discriminaton against LGBTI people around the world. Transphobia was explicitly added to the name in 2009, and Biphobia followed in 2015. May 17 was chosen to commemorate the date in 1990 when the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder.

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Beyond the Gender Binary

 

'Fuck the Binary!': How 'Latinx' Reimagines Gender Inclusivity

In an exclusive interview with teleSUR, queer activist Alba Onofrio explains how "Latinx" is resistance against gendered and colonial domination. READ MORE

Meet the Gender-Smashing Muxes of Mexico — Not Man, Woman, Trans or Gay

In the Istmo de Tehuantepec region of Oaxaca, Mexico, in the district of Juchitan, live a group of people known as the muxes. They are not male, nor female, nor do they identify as homosexual or transgender. READ MORE

Latin American Paradox

 

Despite Progress, LGBTI Latin Americans Still Fighting for Their Lives

Recent years have seen significant advances in LGBTI rights, particularly in South America. However, people in Latin America and the Caribbean continue to be criminalized and killed because of who they are and who they love. READ MORE

The 5 Biggest Gains for the LGBT Community in Latin America

Although Latin America is often viewed as having a strong culture of "machismo" throughout the world, the region has led the world in passing measures ensuring equality for its LGBT communities. READ MORE

Colombia Legalizes Gay Marriage, Huge Victory for LGBTI Rights

Marriage equality was legalized in Colombia, a huge step forward for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and yransgender and intersex movement in Latin America. Adoption and civil unions were already legalized, and in 2011 the court ruled that the Colombian Congress had two years to pass legislation that would allow same-sex couples to wed. READ MORE

Achievements in Cuba

 

Cuba Says 'No' to Transphobia and Homophobia

The Cuban government launched a two-week-long assembly against sexual discrimination and bullying. The event began with a presentation of an educational campaign titled “Me Included.” This year's theme focuses on homophobic and/or transphobic bullying at schools. READ MORE

Looking at Cuba's LGBTQ Revolution Through an Objective Lens

In the early years of the revolution, yes, mistakes were made on the LGBTQ issue. Yes, there is still work to be done today. But backward ideas on this or any social issue come not from the revolution but from the legacy of colonialism and catholicism. READ MORE

Trans Rights

 

Trans Day of Remembrance Commemorated amid Escalating Violence

The many layers of violence exercised against trans people in the Americas has been met with incredible bravery, as trans advocates take great chances to organize and to speak out. READ MORE

First Transsexual Woman in Bolivia Gets Legally Married

After several attempts, Luna, who self-identifies as a transsexual, finally could legally marry her husband making history in Bolivia. READ MORE

Bill Asks Reparations for Violence Against Argentina's Trans

A bill demanding Argentina's state pay historic economic reparations for transgender and transvestite victims of institutional violence will be introduced in the national congress on Friday, said LGBTI organizations to teleSUR. READ MORE

Resistance

 

Interview: Sexual and Gender Liberation Without Labels in Peru

A new Peruvian group advocating for sexual and gender rights launched its first video campaign “Take Off the Labels” on social media last week, provoking people to find liberation, not in taking up identities from the renown LGBTQI acronym, but rather in dropping them all together.  READ MORE

Racism and LGBTQ Struggle


LGBTQ People and the Black Lives Matter Movement

The visibility and presence of Black LGBTQ people is fraught with racialized homophobia and transphobia that co-opts their efforts. READ MORE

Loving Out Loud: On Black LGBTQ Love

We hope that by sharing the way we love each other, we can encourage others to openly express or feel affirmed in their love as a Black LGBTQ person. READ MORE

 
  • A butterfly-adorned parade-goer shows off a rainbow colored umbrella.

    A butterfly-adorned parade-goer shows off a rainbow colored umbrella. | Photo AFP

  • Revelers take part in a Gay Pride parade in Managua, Nicaragua June 28, 2015.

    Revelers take part in a Gay Pride parade in Managua, Nicaragua June 28, 2015. | Photo Reuters

  • A reveler dressed as an angel takes part in a Gay Pride parade in San Salvador June 27, 2015.

    A reveler dressed as an angel takes part in a Gay Pride parade in San Salvador June 27, 2015. | Photo Reuters

  • Revelers take part in a Gay Pride parade in San Jose June 28, 2015.

    Revelers take part in a Gay Pride parade in San Jose June 28, 2015. | Photo Reuters

  • The One World Trade Center is seen along 6th Ave as a reveller marches during the annual Gay Pride Parade in New York June 28, 2015.

    The One World Trade Center is seen along 6th Ave as a reveller marches during the annual Gay Pride Parade in New York June 28, 2015. | Photo Reuters

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