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How This Black Gay Politician Is Standing Up to the Far-Right Government in Brazil

From Time by Ciara Nugent For his first two weeks in Brazil’s Congress in February, David Miranda, 34, was too scared to take the microphone. Far-right firebrand Jair Bolsonaro, known for homophobic and racist outbursts and policy pledges had just assumed the presidency. Violence against LGBTQ people in Brazil was at near-record levels. Miranda, a […]

Report | Trapped: Cycles of Violence and Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons in Guyana

Georgetown University Law Center’s Human Rights Institute (“HRI”) Fact-Finding Project Team has released its report, “Trapped: Cycles of Violence and Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons in Guyana“, which documents widespread incidents of violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in Guyana across all aspects of their lives. This report […]

Trinidad and Tobago: A nation in the closet

By Maykel González Vivero – The Institute for War & Peace Reporting Jowelle de Souza is Trinidad and Tobago’s most high-profile transgender person. The political and animal rights campaigner lives in San Fernando, the country’s second city, where she owns a beauty salon and is well known as a civil society activist. But her public […]