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Trans woman dies in hospital fire after being left by staff

Rachel Badham February 27, 2021

Lorena Muniz, a 25-year-old trans woman living in Brazil, died in a fire at the SaĆŗde Aqui clinic after being left on the operating table by hospital staff who fled the scene.

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Report finds El Salvador unsafe for LGBTQ+ people

Rachel Badham January 11, 2021

A new report from the Human Rights Watch (HRW), a non-governmental organisation advocating for equality, found El Salvador, Central America, lacks fundamental protections for LGBTQ+ citizens.

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Bolivia recognises same-sex civil union

Rachel Badham December 14, 2020

Bolivia, South America, has recognised a same-sex civil union for the first time after David Aruquipa, 48, and Guido MontaƱo, 45, campaigned for two years to have their relationship be legally acknowledged.

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Mara Gomez is the first trans woman to play in Argentinian league

Rachel Badham December 2, 2020

Mara Gomez, 22, is the first trans woman to have been signed to a professional football team in Argentina amidst global debates surrounding trans womenā€™s right to play on league level sporting teams.

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Mexican football team promoting greater LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport

Rachel Badham October 29, 2020

Muxes, a football team in Mexico City, has risen to prominence for promoting greater LGBTQ+ inclusion in South Americaā€™s most popular sport.

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Chile moving to legalise same-sex marriage

Rachel Badham October 26, 2020

The Chilean Senateā€™s Constitution Commission has approved crucial articles which will allow the countryā€™s government to move forward with a marriage equality bill.

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Venezuelan president urges parliament to consider marriage equality bill

Rachel Badham October 26, 2020

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, 57, addressed the countryā€™s national assembly on Thursday 22 October, asking members to consider the passage of a marriage equality bill.

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