9th September 2013
Guyana: Judge rules that crossdressing is legal unless it’s done for an ‘improper purpose’ 7
11:41 AM — A judge in Guyana has stirred controversy among human rights and trans activists by ruling on a 120-year-old law over crossdressing, stating it is only a criminal offence if it is done for an "improper purpose."
16th August 2013
Venezuelan politician accuses opposition leader of taking part in public oral sex in anti-gay rant 4
1:26 PM — A politician in Venezuela unleashed a homophobic tirade in the country’s Parliament earlier this week describing an opposition leader as a “f****t”.
5th August 2013
Uruguay: Equal marriage law comes into effect 11
12:49 PM — Same-sex couples will be allowed to marry in Uruguay from today.
22nd April 2013
Paraguay: Politician who called gay people ‘monkeys’ elected president 10
6:13 PM — Horacio Cartes, who compared gay people to "monkeys" and threatened to remove his private parts if his son married another man, is now Paraguay’s new president.
18th April 2013
Peru: Father named ‘Hitler’ accused of setting his gay HIV positive son on fire 12
11:03 AM — A father in Peru has been accused of setting his son on fire after learning he was gay and HIV positive.
5th April 2013
Paraguay: Judge refuses to recognise gay couple’s marriage 5
3:44 PM — A judge in Paraguay has refused to register the marriage of a gay couple who legally tied the knot in neighbouring Argentina.
3rd April 2013
Brazil: Anti-gay evangelical politician who believes ‘AIDS is a gay cancer’ appointed to run human rights commission 28
12:43 PM — A row has erupted in Brazil after the House of Representatives elected an evangelical politician with homophobic views to run the country's Human Rights and Minority Commission.
27th March 2013
Argentina: Gay couple attacked by group in the name of Pope Francis 30
5:28 PM — A gay couple was reportedly assaulted by a group of people in the Argentine city of San Isidro last Saturday, with the attackers allegedly defending their actions due to the nationality of the new Pope.
5th March 2013
Survey: 338 LGBT Brazilians murdered in 2012 a rise of 26% 8
7:21 PM — Latest research out of Brazil shows once again the country continues to have the highest murder rate for LGBT people in the world - and recorded murders in Brazil's trans community are particularly high with more than 125 taking place last year.
27th December 2012
Uruguay delays same-sex marriage vote until April 3
10:50 AM — Gay rights campaigners have criticised the decision of Uruguay's Senate to delay voting on the country’s proposed equal marriage bill.
8th December 2012
Chile: Motel fined for discriminating against lesbian couple 4
12:34 AM — In the first ruling under a new anti-discrimination law, a Chilean judge has fined a motel for refusing entry to a same-sex couple, and ordered that it can't refuse entry in future.
6th December 2012
Colombian senator: Same-sex marriage would lead to bestiality or necrophilia 31
4:04 PM — When Colombia’s Congress took its first step towards legalising same-sex marriage this week, Senator Edgar Espíndola reacted by saying the measure would open the way towards necrophilia, bestiality and paedophilia.
22nd November 2012
Colombian politician says gay sex is ‘dirty and repulsive’ 50
1:43 PM — A senator in Columbia has launched a homophobic tirade in the country’s parliament and has said gay sex is “excremental” and deserves “condemnation".
28th June 2012
Santiago: Twelfth annual pride parade attracts 80,000 and British ambassador 4
6:20 PM — On Saturday, Santiago's twelfth annual pride parade, March for Equality, took place with over 80,000 people demanding further advancement of LGBT rights in Chile.
21st June 2012
Brazil: Bar warned for discriminating against lesbian couple 1
7:01 PM — A bar in the city of Teresina, Brazil was issued with an administrative warning for having discriminated against a lesbian couple.
11th June 2012
Millions attend Sao Paolo’s gay pride parade 19
2:22 PM — Organisers estimated more than three million people were to join Sao Paolo's pride parade yesterday in the world’s biggest celebration of gay culture.
11th May 2012
Colombia: Partner of gay Catholic priest wins pension rights 11
1:27 PM — The gay partner of a deceased Catholic priest has been told he is allowed to have his lover's pension, despite the cleric's vow of chastity.
10th May 2012
Argentina approves gender identity law 37
10:30 AM — Having become the first country in South America to allow gay couples to marry, Argentina has passed a bill giving transgender citizens the right to have their gender recognised in law.
9th April 2012
Capriles recovers from homophobic smear campaign in Venezuelan elections 9
5:26 PM — Henrique Capriles, the 39-year-old Venezuelan opposition candidate who was the recent victim of a homophobic smear campaign, has risen in the polls, and is now one per cent below President Hugo Chavez, whose campaign has been affected by his cancer treatment.
5th April 2012
Chile: Discrimination law moves closer after gay man’s death 19
1:11 PM — A week after the death of Daniel Zamudio, a Chilean gay man who had been the victim of a brutal and sustained attack, the country's Congress has narrowly approved most of the provisions of a bill which would protect citizens against discrimination.