In the Americas, violence, discrimination, prejudice and stereotypes prevent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from fully exercising their rights. However, significant progress has also been made towards protecting, recognizing and guaranteeing the rights of LGBTI people in a number of countries in the region.
The following country profiles are derived in part from sections of the Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
There are still alarming levels of violence against transgender people, and a lack of recognition of their rights.
Twenty-five years after the murder of León Zuleta, the Caribe Afirmativo held a debate between LGBTI and indigenous people around the life experiences of indigenous LGBTI people in Bolivia and Colombia, as well as the necessary articulation of indigenous agendas and sexual diversity.
“If we educate and raise kids where they talk about these issues, then (new) generations can have another level of openness in their thinking.”
New Global Acceptance Index ranks 141 countries on LGBT acceptance and legal protections and provides a link between inclusion and GDP per capita.
What has been achieved, what can we expect and how can it be useful?
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has ruled that same-sex marriages should be recognised.
On Tuesday, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that Costa Rica must recognize marriage equality, and full rights for same-sex couples, in a decision that’s binding on 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries.
The ILGA-RIWI Global Attitudes Survey on Sexual, Gender and Sex Minorities, in partnership with Viacom, Logo and SAGE is a year-on-year survey to gather and assess credible data on public attitudes to particular issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics.
The resolution condemns the imposition of the death penalty as a sanction for specific forms of conduct
From August 18th to 20th, the older adult population with diverse sexual orientation and gender identity, shared, debated and established a plan of action to improve their quality of life.