Tag: guatemala gay rights

Being gay in Guatemala is ‘a political issue’

Aldo Davila took office this month as Guatemala’s first ever openly gay member of parliament. He spoke to DW about this historic moment in a country where homophobia is still rampant. Guatemala’s Aldo Davila has been interested in politics since he was a teenager. He has always empathized with those struggling in Guatemala’s unequal and… Read more »

Interview-Guatemala’s first openly gay congressman braces for battle

Guatemala’s first openly gay congressman Aldo Davila was only elected two months ago and has yet to take up his seat, but death threats have already stopped him walking the streets of his own city. “People have written messages, ‘You want get to Congress on January 14th, you will die before’,” said the 41-year-old veteran… Read more »

Guatemala Elects First Openly Gay Congressman

Guatemala has elected its first openly gay congressman. According to the AP, Aldo Iván Dávila Morales, who is living with HIV, will take his seat in Guatemala’s congress in January. He will represent a Guatemala City district. “I’m happy, with a lot of mixed feelings,” the 41-year-old Dávila told the outlet. “The worry is I’m… Read more »

An incredible court ruling just ordered 16 countries to make same-sex marriage legal

A landmark court ruling has ordered 16 new countries to make same-sex marriage legal. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights reached a decision today on a marriage equality petition submitted two years ago by Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis. 20 countries agreed to follow the court’s rulings when they signed the American Convention on… Read more »