From the liberation of the miners to the liberation of same sex couples and their families, from the copper mines to the copper bowl, Piñera extolled a national pride and patriotism.
The legal victories in the Caribbean offer a glimmer of hope that the moral arc on LGBTI rights continues to bend toward justice in the Americas.
A number of important achievements in the fight for LGBTQ rights took place in the region in 2022, especially in countries with lagging records in this area.
Brazilians learned they have a gay governor; LGBTQ acceptance is expanding in some countries; and Chile adopted full marriage equality.
The LGBT community in Latin America and the Caribbean has been impacted disproportionately hard this year, but LGBT advocates were able to achieve victories, even in countries with a poor track-record of openness to LGBT rights.
Iván Chanis Barahona is a lawyer, human rights activist, and president of Fundación Iguales, a non-profit organization that promotes the observance and respect of human rights through equality and respect for diversity in society who has just launched a new campaign in Panama.
The Cuban government’s ideologically-driven operating principle has always been that only the state can define and promote minority interests. The independent LGBTI+ marches in May demonstrated the government’s fear of its citizens’ growing sense of autonomy.
In our fifth episode, Chris Sabatini and Ken Frankel speak to Hunter Carter, partner at Arent Fox LLP and co-founder of the Alliance for Marriage in the Americas (AMAmericas), to discuss marriage equality and LGBTQ rights in Latin America.