Tag: argentina gay rights

13+ heartwarming images of 2018 Marcha del Orgullo in Buenos Aires

Activists called for laws to protect trans workers and legalize abortion Thousands took to the streets of Buenos Aires on Saturday 17 November to celebrate the annual Marcha del Orgullo. Buenos Aires Pride is the largest LGBTI event in Argentina and attracts tourists and locals every year. Particularly, the local LGBTI community called for a… Read more »

Buenos Aires dedicates Subway station to LGBTI rights activist

Is this the world’s gayest Subway station? Buenos Aires has dedicated its newest Subway station to an Argentinian gay icon. On Monday (20 March) the new station, now called Santa Fe – Carlos Jaúregui, opened on the city metro system’s H-Line. It’s considered to be the world’s first station to be named in the honor… Read more »

The UN is set to assess violence and discrimination against LGBT people in Argentina

A UN expert is set to assess discrimination against LGBT people in Argentina. Vitit Muntarbhorn, the human rights expert who specialises in investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual and gender identity for the UN, will carry out the study which will see him visit the country. Muntarbhorn has said that he will look in-depth… Read more »

NGOs: attacks on LGBTI people persist

Local activists concerned by continuing violence against minorities, echoing IACHR report Despite Argentina standing at the forefront of progressive legislation protecting LGBTI rights and its reputation as something of a “gay Mecca” for tourists in Latin America, there are worrying signs that the country may be taking backward steps in terms of violence, discrimination and… Read more »

Argentina Gay Pride and Gay Soccer Championships Combination Weekend

A Double Dose of Gay Celebrations in Buenos Aires Agentina is a leader in LGBT rights issues in Latin America, and indeed the world. In 2010, the country made same-sex marriage the law of the land. I was fortunate enough to be a witness to the signing of the law, having been there for the… Read more »

Argentina grants first refugee status to Russian gay, victim of President Putin’s non tolerance policies

A young 28 year old became the first Russian gay to be given refugee status by Argentina, because of discrimination and violence at his home country. The positive reply to the year-long request was sponsored by Argentina’s Federation of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans, FALGBT. The refugee status was extended by Argentina’s Refugee Committee, Conare,… Read more »