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.
We received so many messages on Instagram of people wanting to meet us, we had to host a lunch to see them all. We expected pilgrims to attend but were surprised to find many ordinary Panamanians joined us.
During a visit to the Good Samaritan Foundation and Home for people living with HIV in Panama, Pope Francis has urged people not to discriminate against their neighbours.
A long and tender kiss between two women in downtown Panama on Friday was a quiet but symbolic message from the LGBT community to the visiting Pope Francis: "We exist!"
Today, the Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT) project team is launching our publication, “Global trans perspectives on health and wellbeing: TvT community report.”
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.
The president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights reiterated her support of marriage rights for same-sex couples.
Progress Remains Fragile, Uneven, Says Secretary-General; Assembly President Adds: We Are on Right Path, Should Be Hopeful, Never Complacent
Two UNAIDS ambassadors recently took part in a dialogue with students at Peking University about the need to achieve zero discrimination to end the AIDS epidemic and ensure better health for all.
New Global Acceptance Index ranks 141 countries on LGBT acceptance and legal protections and provides a link between inclusion and GDP per capita.
Last January, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a marriage-equality ruling that effectively brought marriage equality to 20 Latin American countries in a single swoop .The catch was that the countries have to change their laws themselves.
A judge on the Panama Supreme Court has reportedly issued a draft ruling on whether to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.