• Sexta Cumbre de las Américas y Actores Sociales

    Sexta Cumbre de las Américas y Actores Sociales

    La Sexta Cumbre de las Américas culminó en Cartagena de Indias-Colombia este fin de semana, digo culminó porque ha sido un proceso de varios meses, en que la Sociedad Civil ha venido participando, a través del Diálogo Político: “El Camino a Cartagena”, que incluyó mesas redondas de política, consultas virtuales y presenciales sobre la pobreza y la desigualdad, los desastres naturales, […]

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  • Chilean Hate Crime Victim Dies

    Chilean Hate Crime Victim Dies

    Daniel Zamudio, the 24 year old gay man who was left in a coma after being brutally assaulted in a park in Santiago, has died. Doctors on Tuesday confirmed that Daniel had passed away hours after tests revealed that his brain showed no signs of life. Despite having shown minor improvements in the weeks before his death, Emilio Villalón, director […]

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  • Lesbian Mother Wins Human Rights Case against Chile

    Lesbian Mother Wins Human Rights Case against Chile

    Photo Courtesy of Blabbeando In a precedent setting decision, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday in favor of Chilean lesbian judge Karen Atala Riffo, saying that the Supreme Court of Chile’s 2004 ruling that separated the mother from her three daughters was in violation of her right to equality and non-discrimination as stipulated in the American Convention on […]

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  • UPDATED: Arrest made in connection to killing of trans LGBTQ activist

    UPDATED: Arrest made in connection to killing of trans LGBTQ activist

    UPDATE: In a press conference, the Puebla State Attorney General named the four men arrested in connection with the murder of Agnes. Luis Fernando Bravo, Agustín Flores,   Marco Antonio Especie, and Agnes’ most recent partner Jorge Flores have all been charged. A fifth suspect, believed to be a minor, has not been named. According to authorities, the motive of […]

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  • Victims No More: A Chicago Trans Group Fights Back

    Victims No More: A Chicago Trans Group Fights Back

    In 2008, 18 year old Angie Zapata had just begun living. Having transitioned only 2 years prior with the support of her loving family, the trans Latina teen was finally happy — able to live out her life as the young woman she knew she was. However, this happiness was short lived. In July of 2008, Angie met 31 year […]

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  • Trans LGBTQ Activist Found Murdered in Mexico

    Trans LGBTQ Activist Found Murdered in Mexico

    An advocate for the Mexican lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) community, Agnes Torres Sulca, was found murdered in Atlixco, Puebla this past Saturday, March 10. According to reports from the State Attorney’s Office, the body of Agnes Torres was found abandoned in a ditch near an expressway in Atlixco, with a neck wound, burns throughout her body, and […]

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  • Vida/SIDA Opens Space for LGBTQ Homeless Youth

    Vida/SIDA Opens Space for LGBTQ Homeless Youth

    Last Saturday, in the presence elected officials, community leaders, and Humboldt Park residents, Vida/SIDA officially opened the doors of El Rescate, an assisted living space for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) youth, bringing a much needed service to the predominately Puerto Rican and Latino neighborhood. “This is about hope. It’s about dignity. it’s about saving lives,” said […]

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  • UPDATED: Violent Attack Leaves young Gay Chilean Man in a Coma

    UPDATED: Violent Attack Leaves young Gay Chilean Man in a Coma

    UPDATE 3/10/2012 Four young men have been arrested in connection to the attack on Daniel Zamudio:  Raúl Alfonso López Fuentes (25), Alejandro Axel Angulo Tapia (26), Patricio Iván Ahumada Garay  (25), Fabián Alexis Mora Mora (19). According to authorities, only Raúl López has acknowledged any participation in Daniel Zamudio’s attack. The rest claim to have found Daniel drunk and sleeping […]

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  • Women’s History Month: Sylvia Rae Rivera

    Women’s History Month: Sylvia Rae Rivera

    Sylvia Rae Rivera is possibly one of the best-known transgender women of all time. A co-founder of the Gay Liberation Front and STAR (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries), she dedicated her entire life to help empower homeless trans and queer youth while advocating for the rights of trans people in New York City and throughout the country. Born on July 2, […]

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  • A Lovely Union: Latina Couple Celebrates Valentine’s Day

    A Lovely Union: Latina Couple Celebrates Valentine’s Day

    Although they have spent Valentine’s Day together many times throughout their the ten years as a couple, for Gozamos editor Luz Chávez and her partner Laura this one is particularly special: it is the first year their relationship is legally recognized by the State of Illinois. On June 10, 2011 — their 10th anniversary — with tears of joy in […]

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