• 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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  • 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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  • International Women’s Day: Honoring the women in our lives

    International Women’s Day: Honoring the women in our lives

    [EN ESPAÑOL AQUÍ] Today is International Women’s Day, the day where we celebrate the contributions and acknowledge the struggles that women face in our global society. Joining in on the international celebration, the xQsí familia honors the LBTQ, Latina, or LBTQ Latina women that with their strength have shaped our lives for the better. Victoria García “The first Latin American […]

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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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  • Chile to Cover Gender Affirming Health Services

    Chile to Cover Gender Affirming Health Services

    Yesterday, the trans arm of the Movement for the Intergration and Liberation of Gay people (MOVILH), in conjunction with the Chilean National Health Fund (FONASA) and the Chilean Ministry of Health (MINSAL), submitted the final paper work necessary for the implementation of the National Body to Gender Identity Congruency Protocol. In addition to requiring all health institutions to refer trans […]

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  • Argentine Chamber of Deputies approves Gender Identity Law

    Argentine Chamber of Deputies approves Gender Identity Law

    Last night, Argentina took one step closer in becoming the first country in Latin America to legally recognize transgender people’s right to their gender identity. During the last regular session of the year, the Argentine Chamber of Deputies approved the “Gender Identity Law” by a vote of 167-17 (with 7 abstentions). “We can’t believe that the margin with which [the […]

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  • Chilean Senate passes LGBTQ inclusive anti-discrimination bill

    Chilean Senate passes LGBTQ inclusive anti-discrimination bill

    With 28 votes in favor, two against and no abstentions, the Chilean Senate overwhelmingly approved yesterday an anti-discrimination bill that would provide protections for all minority classes, including sexual orientation and gender identity. Also included is discrimination based on race/ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, ideology, political opinion, language, sex, marital status, age, appearance, sickness, disability, affiliation, union and guild membership. Those […]

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  • Argentine Gender Identity Law closer to reality

    Argentine Gender Identity Law closer to reality

    Yesterday, in what has been called a historic moment by Argentine LGBTQ activists, a package of four bills commonly referred to as the Gender Identity Law successfully obtained a majority of votes during a joint meeting of the General Legislation and Justice committees of Argentina. Presented earlier this year with the full support of various LGBTQ and trans organizations, the […]

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  • Mes de la Diversidad: Lo destacable, lo descartable y lo que faltó

    Mes de la Diversidad: Lo destacable, lo descartable y lo que faltó

    Uruguay es un país del cual se dice que tiene una sociedad pacata, gris y tradicional. Pero a su vez es uno de los países a nivel mundial que históricamente ha sido de avanzada en cuanto a leyes sociales. Por eso no nos ha de sorprender que se le dedique todo un mes a la diversidad sexual y que las […]

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