Desde el ascenso político de los evangélicos en Chile y México hasta el matrimonio casi igualitario en Bermudas, pasando por el voto en favor de la adopción por parte de homosexuales, en 2017 ha habido de todo para los derechos de los LGTBI en América Latina.
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights this week urged Latin American countries to legalize same-sex marriages and unions—the latest sign that Latin America is becoming one of the safest regions in the world for LGBT people.
As a way to honor LGBT Pride Month, which takes place every year in June in remembrance of 1969’s Stonewall riots in Manhattan, NYC, Global Americans compiled a list of five young Latin Americans that are leading the LGBTQ+ cause on the political frontline.
Despite legal setbacks in Peru and El Salvador and retrograde rhetoric from the newly-elected President of Guatemala and the Catholic cardinal of the Dominican Republic, overall LGBT civil, human and political rights continued to make gains across the region.
In a press release, Representative Eliot Engel applauded the Inter American Development Bank Board members for its recent discussion on LGBT rights, and incorporating awareness of LGBT communities into its development programs. Representative Engel is the ranking Democratic member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.