Costa Rica

IACHR Publishes Report on Progress and Challenges toward Recognition of the Rights of LGBTI Persons in the Americas

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.

Costa Rica: Know the protocol provided by the MEP to attack bullying in the LGTBI student population

Teaching and administrative staff must respect the name that any person chooses to be identified, allow the use of the sanitary service that corresponds to the gender with which it defines itself, as well as the dress code.

Statement by Equal Rights Coalition on the situation in Brunei

The undersigned members of the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) express profound dismay at the decision of Brunei to fully implement its revised Penal Code. 

Human Rights Watch Country Profiles: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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.

Breaking the Buzzword: Fighting the “Gender Ideology” Myth

“This month we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To mark the occasion, we have asked Human Rights Watch experts to reflect on some of the key human rights challenges in their area of specialty.”

The IACHR held a hearing on marriage equality after a year of delays from the region in implementing the Court’s 2017 decision

Of the 22 countries in the Americas that haven’t legalized same sex marriage, only Costa Rica has made any effort to advance toward compliance in the last year.

Colombia: A 25 años del asesinato de León Zuleta, Caribe Afirmativo promovió un debate entre personas LGBTI e indígenas

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.