13th April 2015
President of Chile signs civil unions bill into law 5
5:44 PM — The President of Chile has given her approval to a bill that will introduce civil unions for same-sex couples.
29th January 2015
Chile gives final approval to same-sex civil unions 5
10:07 AM — Politicians in Chile have given final approval to a bill recognising civil unions between gay and lesbian couples.
23rd January 2015
Chile is set to approve gay civil unions 5
7:29 PM — Politicians in Chile earlier this week voted in favour of legalising same-sex civil unions.
30th October 2014
Chile: Augusto Pinochet’s grandson to form ‘patriotic’ and anti-gay party 15
1:28 PM — The grandson of the late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet has formed a political party with a "patriotic" and anti-gay agenda.
19th September 2014
Chile: Clothing brand inexplicably removes ad containing gay kiss and sparks parody 2
11:15 AM — A Chilean clothing company, after promoting an ad featuring a same-sex kiss, has removed it, and replaced it with a toned-down version.
28th August 2014
Sailor comes out in first for Chile’s armed forces 3
9:58 AM — A sailor in Chile has become the first serving member of the country’s armed forces to come out as gay.
30th April 2014
Chile: Capital city metro stations join effort to stamp out anti-gay discrimination
3:38 PM — Metro stations in the Chilean capital have signed up to efforts to raise awareness and acceptance of LGBT people.
14th April 2014
Chile: Pastor blames deadly forest fire on same-sex unions bill 29
10:22 PM — A Chilean pastor has blamed forest fires near the city of Valparaíso on the discussion of a bill which would allow for same-sex civil unions.
9th April 2014
Chile: Gay man dies of injuries after homophobic attack 10
9:26 PM — A gay Chilean man who was left comatose by a homophobic attack has died of his injuries.
17th October 2013
Chile: Four men convicted of six-hour Neo-Nazi killing of gay man 2
6:44 PM — Four men have been convicted for the killing of Daniel Zamudio, a gay Chilean man who died following the Neo-Nazi attack last year.
11th January 2013
Chilean Bishop says gay ‘domestic partnerships bring the destruction of human beings’ 20
1:35 PM — A Chilean Bishop spoke out earlier this week to say that domestic partnerships, as per recently proposed legislation, would bring the "destruction of human beings".
6th January 2013
Chile: Marriage equality becomes a key issue in presidential debates 6
1:11 AM — The issue of marriage equality became majorly divisive during the first televised debate between two potential presidential nominees for the Chilean Christian Democrat party.
15th December 2012
Chile: Court apologises to judge denied access to her daughters because she is gay 3
2:14 AM — The Chilean Government issued an apology to a lesbian judge who was denied custody of her three children because she is gay.
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.
17th October 2012
UK ambassador apologises for calling Argentinians ‘gay’ 25
1:06 PM — Britain's ambassador to Chile has apologised for making a homophobic comment on Twitter.
7th September 2012
Chile: Army general criticised for issuing orders to “avoid gays” 6
8:03 PM — Calls for a top Chilean general to retire have come after he issued orders which instructed recruiters to avoid gays and Jehovah's Witnesses.
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.
10th May 2012
Chile passes hate crime bill in the wake of gay man’s killing 13
9:40 PM — In the wake of a national outcry over the homophobic killing of a young man, the Chilean Congress has approved an anti-discrimination bill that outlaws discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, gender, and/or sexual orientation.
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.
30th March 2012
Chile ponders hate crime legislation as thousands attend gay man’s funeral 14
10:36 PM — In the wake of a gay man’s torture and death at the hands of four neo-Nazis, Chile is under pressure to pass a hate crime legislation, as thousands attend his funeral in Santiago.