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Chile’s Gender Identity Laws have recently come into force, creating an historic moment for the South American country. From December 27, any person whose gender identity does not match their biological sex and registry name can request their rectification in Civil Registry offices authorized for this procedure. The changes in the law mean trans people

An 18-year-old gay man in Chile was stabbed by his own father, who said he was ashamed of his son. The attack occurred in the city of Quilpué, but none of the family members’ names have been released to the press. According to the mother of the victim, the father came to her apartment and became belligerent. She asked him to leave. “In the middle of the argument, he told me to my face that my son is gay,” the mother said....

Screen shot from Movilh Chile videoMOVILH reports that if you’re in Chile, it only costs $35 to beat a gay man.  Sergio Acosta (25) and José Luis Campos (33) were in their Navidad, Chile electronics shop when one of three customers requested an exchange of a product he purchased for a less expensive option. Through the translation, we summarize that the customer did not offer the purchased item for exchange and the business transaction went sour. One of the owners said...

Surveillance video captured footage of three homophobes beating 25-year-old Sergio Acosta and 33-year-old José Luis Campos, the out gay proprietors of an electronics store in the Navidad commune of Chile’s western O’Higgins region this last Saturday. The attack reportedly began when one of the three attackers tried exchanging a previously purchased item for a lower cost one. When one of the shop owners refused the exchange, the customer became angry. As Acosta tried to walk out from behind the counter,...
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But will Chile's presidential elections disrupt the fight for marriage equality? Chile will finally begin the important steps of debating marriage equality on Monday (27 November). President Michelle Bachelet introduced the bill on 28 August, intending to modify the language to open up marriage to same-sex couples. The Senate Constitution Committee has requested several organizations, from LGBTI groups to religious leaders, to come forward and make their case for against the change in the law. It still remains unclear whether the bill will...
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Diaz Bravo was attacked with a broken glass to the face A Chilean events host was savagely assaulted with a broken glass at a pub during a homophobic attack. Patricio Díaz Bravo was allegedly attacked on Sunday by a woman who had been shouting homophobic insults at him. He was attacked at a pub in Puerto Natales in the southern Patagonian region of Chile. LGBTI organization, Movilh, reported that Yerka Torres Ojeda was hurling slurs such as, ‘colipato’ and ‘maricon’, Spanish colloquialisms for...
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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet introduced a bill proposal on Monday to legalize gay marriage. Bachelet is sending the proposal over to Congress at an upcoming ceremony in the presidential palace. The plan for the proposal is to expand the definition of marriage from only between a man and a woman to “a union of two people.” In addition, it will give new rights to same-sex couples such as making it easier for them to adopt. "We do this with the certainty that...
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Chile could soon become the latest country to introduce same-sex marriage after the Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet, pledged on Thursday to push forward with her long-promised equality plans. Ms Bachelet said in her State of the Union address in the port city of Valparaiso that she will send a bill to the Chilean Congress in the second half of 2017, with the aim of allowing marriage between gay marriage. The left-of-centre leader returned to the presidency in 2014, having previously served between...
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Organizer had hoped to replicate how Nazis identified gay male prisoners during World War II (This story first appeared in The Santiago Times, in which Darius Zheng is also a freelance correspondent of. Permission has been obtained to share this story via Gay Star News.) Protesters turned up this morning outside Chile’s Foreign Affairs Ministry (Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores) in the capital, Santiago, to protest against the setting up of ‘gay concentration camps’ in Chechnya. Using pink triangles to symbolize how the...
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“We repudiate this attack of hate, which deserves all legal and social sanction." A young Jewish gay advocate was attacked in a park in Santiago, Chile, by three men wearing neo-Nazi symbols. The men punched him in the neck and slashed his arms and legs with a razor more than 40 times. Jorge Arce was walking through Bustamante Park wearing a t-shirt with the Israeli flag on it, when the three assailants yelled “murderer” and attacked him. “I had 40 stitches on...
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The President of Chile has said she will soon send a bill to the country’s Congress to legalise same-sex marriage. President Michelle Bachelet made an address to the Unite Nations General Assembly panel on Wednesday. During the speech, she said the bill would go to Congress in the first half of next year, 2017. “My government has committed to submit to Congress a bill on marriage equality during the first half of 2017,” Bachelet said, reads a transcript. “Furthermore, it will also consider...
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Last year, in October, Chile has passed the law that allows same-sex couples to enter into a civil union, legalizing their relationship. Hugo Alcalde, a police officer who is an out gay man has taken advantage of the law and entered a civil union with his partner, Jose Luis Valdes. Alcade is the first gay out police officer in Chile, and he revealed that coming out can be hard but for him it was a weight off the shoulders. “To let everyone know that...

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What is dude sex? And how is it different from gay sex? Let’s find out… Tony Silva is a researcher at University of Oregon who recently...