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.

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.

US: Independent Autopsy of Transgender Asylum Seeker Who Died in ICE Custody Shows Signs of Abuse

A transgender woman who died in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency appeared to have been physically abused before her death in May from dehydration, along with complications from H.I.V., according to an independent autopsy released this week.

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.