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Chapter 3 - LGBT rights: the rainbow tide

El Salvador’s double bind: toxic masculinity in ‘Imperdonable’

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Imperdonable is a compelling short film that condemns the hegemonic model of masculinity in El Salvador.

Argentina, we dance

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Argentina’s strict lockdown measures have seen an outpouring of solidarity for queer tango in Buenos Aires. Edgardo Fernández Sesma, LGBTQI+ activist and queer tango teacher holds tango classes using none of the heteronormative gender dynamics traditionally assumed by ‘male’ and ‘female’ dancers.

Argentina: Gender identity and LGBTQ rights

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Argentina boasts some of the most liberal laws in the world when it comes to LGBTQ Rights, though director Martina Matzkin stresses in an interview that this does not translate to societal acceptance of trans people.

Argentina: campaigning for inclusion during the Covid-19 lockdown

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Queer Tango teacher and LGBTQ+ activist Edgardo Fernández Sesma tells LAB’s Nina Meghji about navigating the digital space, the impact of lockdown on Buenos Aires’ elder residents, and the economic implications for Buenos Aires’ tango community post Covid-19.

Tango against elder abuse

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Argentine tango teacher and LGBT activist Edgardo Fernández Sesma made this video for the (15 June) World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. LAB's Nina Meghji...

Gendered quarantine leaves trans people vulnerable

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Gender-based movement restrictions came into effect in Bogotá this Monday (13 April), permitting men and women to go out for essential trips on...

Going backstage with Linn da Quebrada

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Linn da Quebrada is a Brazilian actor, singer, composer and transsexual activist who uses São Paulo rap, Rio funk and pop. Video: Dazed, August...

Chocolate Remix: Lo que las mujeres quieren

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Lesbian Reggaeton: 'Lo que las mujeres quieren' (What girls want). With English subtitles. Chocolate Remix is the reggaetón project led by Romina Bernardo (aka Chocolate)...

The life of Brazil’s Marielle Franco

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Marielle Franco was a rising political star in Brazil: she was an activist, the only Black woman to serve on Rio de Janeiro’s...

The gay rights movement has swept Latin America

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Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay have legalised same-sex marriage. What explains the advance of gay rights in Latin America, and how far will ...

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