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Paraguay is set for historic trans murder trial

Aug 08 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a historic first for the conservative South American country, a court in Paraguay on Friday will convene for a murder trial in the death of a trans woman who was stabbed to death two years ago, according to local rights activists.

Paraguay is set for historic trans murder trial

Aug 08 2019

MEXICO CITY, Aug 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a historic first for the conservative South American country, a court in Paraguay on Friday will convene for a murder trial in the death of a trans woman who was stabbed to death two years ago, according to local rights activists.

Murder of trans woman sparks fears of rising anti-LGBT+ violence in Ecuador

Aug 08 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The killing of a transgender woman in Ecuador has ignited fears of a rise in anti-LGBT+ violence following recent gains in the South American country, activists said on Thursday.

Murder of trans woman sparks fears of rising anti-LGBT+ violence in Ecuador

Aug 08 2019

MEXICO CITY, Aug 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The killing of a transgender woman in Ecuador has ignited fears of a rise in anti-LGBT+ violence following recent gains in the South American country, activists said on Thursday.

Effort to roll back transgender rights fails in Uruguay

Aug 05 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ballot-box effort to roll back transgender rights in Uruguay failed to draw enough voters to the polls to trigger a national referendum, prompting LGBT+ rights supporters to declare victory on Monday over the conservative-backed initiative.

Laws banning gay sex under challenge in tiny Caribbean nation

Jul 19 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A gay man in the tiny Caribbean nation of Dominica filed a legal claim challenging its laws that ban gay sex and punish same-sex relations with prison terms and psychiatric confinement,

Transgender murders in Honduras stoke fears of backlash against LGBT+ rights

Jul 16 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The murder of three transgender women in Honduras this month has raised fears that a push for LGBT+ rights in the country has prompted a backlash.

Family violence against girls rising in Mexico: UNICEF

Jul 11 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Violence against girls in Mexico by members of their own family has increased sharply in recent years, rising by nearly a third from 2010 to 2014 alone, a UNICEF report said on Thursday.

Mexico City mayor promises to eradicate violence against women

Jul 09 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico City's first elected woman mayor vowed on Tuesday to eradicate violence against women and end entrenched impunity for gender-based crimes in the capital.

Suicide risk at crisis proportions among LGBT+ youth - U.S. research

Jun 27 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly two million LGBT+ young people in the United States are estimated to consider suicide seriously every year, said research underscoring their mental health risks published on Thursday.

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