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An unrelated controversy over gender identity helped mobilize Colombia’s social conservatives against the FARC peace agreement.
From rugby to judo, the visibility of Brazil’s out Olympians is a win in the fight against homophobia.
The pope calling gender choice “terrible” may slow the region’s fledgling trans rights movement, but a series of legal victories are cause for optimism.
LGBT activists in the Dominican Republic aren't backing down in the face of discrimination.
Brazil’s outspoken Jair Bolsonaro has a widening path to the presidency, posing a growing concern to the LGBT community.
A violent crackdown on an LGBT demonstration recently spotlighted the government’s lack of progress in protecting gay and trans Peruvians.
Several factors help explain why the two don't necessarily go hand-in-hand.

On Monday, LGBT rights organizations kicked off PRiDE JA 2015, Jamaica’s first ever gay pride week. For a country that TIME magazine once called “the most homophobic place on earth,”  the event is testament  to a slowly improving climate for an often persecuted LGBT community.

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