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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.

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.

A Caravan With Nearly 80 LGBTQ Migrants Has Arrived at the U.S.-Mexico Border

On Sunday night, a group that split off from the main Central American migrant caravans arrived in Tijuana — the Mexican city that shares a border with San Diego, California and serves as one of the primary entry ports to the United States.

Acceptance of LGBT people and rights has increased around the world

New Global Acceptance Index ranks 141 countries on LGBT acceptance and legal protections and provides a link between inclusion and GDP per capita. 

The Mandate of the UN Independent Expert on SOGI: What has been achieved, what can we expect and how can it be useful?

What has been achieved, what can we expect and how can it be useful?

Mexico/Central America: Authorities turning their backs on LGBTI refugees

The lives and safety of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people (LGBTI) from violence-ridden El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are at an increased risk as authorities in their countries fail to protect them, leaving them with no choice but to flee their countries and face further dangers in Mexico, Amnesty International said in a new report today.  

The question of the death penalty

The resolution condemns the imposition of the death penalty as a sanction for specific forms of conduct

U.S. opposes UN resolution against death penalty for same-sex relations

The U.S. on Sept. 29 voted against a U.N. Human Rights Council resolution that condemns the death penalty for those found guilty of committing consensual same-sex sexual acts.