Tag Archives: Gender and Sexuality

Supreme Court Ruling: Mexico’s States Must Recognize Gay Marriage

In a huge step forward for LGBT rights in the Americas, Mexico’s Supreme Court has ordered the country’s 31 states to recognize same-sex marriages. The capital, Mexico City, currently performs marriages for same-sex couples, and as of March, married gay … Continue reading

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Neo-Nazi Training and Destruction of Jewish Tombs Denounced in Chile

Yesterday, Movilh (the Chilean Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation) denounced before the National Intelligence Agency (ANI) that a group of “neo-Nazi sympathizers” in Chile are receiving paramilitary training and attempted to damage some Jewish tombs. Photos of the activities, … Continue reading

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LGBT Domestic Partnerships in Chile: Closer to Equality, or Separate but Equal?

This has been an important year for LGBT rights in Chile, albeit marred by tragedy. The violent murder of 24-year-old Daniel Zamudio catalyzed the passing of the Anti-Discrimination Law, which had been stuck in Congress for eight years. Today, when … Continue reading

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80,000 March for LGBT Equality in Santiago, Chile

Over 80,000 people took to the streets in Chile’s Marcha por la Igualdad y los Derechos Humanos de la Diversidad Sexual (March for Equality and Human Rights for Sexual Diversity) this past Saturday, June 23. That impressive number ranks between … Continue reading

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Homophobia is not just a Neo-Nazi Problem

At a march on Friday, March 30, honoring Daniel Zamudio’s memory, I saw a young man holding a sign that said, “Casi fui un Zamudio.” (I was almost a Zamudio.)  The sign also showed a picture of him with blood … Continue reading

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