Tag Archive | Argentina

Argentina: Newspaper includes trans women in femicide list

Argentina: Newspaper includes trans women in femicide list

Argentina’s largest newspaper on Wednesday published an obituary filling several pages with the names of more than 300 women and girls, killed because of their gender, calling attention to the growing crime of femicide. The Clarin newspaper printed the list to mark the five-year anniversary of the South American country’s first ‘Not One Less’ march, […]

Argentina’s first openly gay basketball star on coming out

Argentina’s first openly gay basketball star on coming out

This week Sebastian Vega became the first basketball star in Argentina to come out – Interview by Oscar Lopez Travelling Argentina and the world as a professional basketball player, Sebastian Vega was living his childhood dream. But carrying a secret deep within was a nightmare. “When I started to feel attracted to a man, I […]

Director Asif Kapadia to attend special IFI preview of his film DIEGO MARADONA

Director Asif Kapadia to attend special IFI preview of his film DIEGO MARADONA

The Academy Award and four-time BAFTA Award winning director/writer/producer Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna) will be travelling to Dublin next Tuesday, 11th June, to attend a special preview of his latest documentary, DIEGO MARADONA, ahead of the film’s Irish cinema release on Friday 14th June.  The special screening, which will be hosted by the Irish Film […]

South America: Favoured Destination for LGBT+ migrants fleeing persecution

South America: Favoured Destination for LGBT+ migrants fleeing persecution

Growing up in Jamaica’s Montego Bay, Glenroy enjoyed an idyllic childhood – until his family discovered he was gay. They physically attacked him, and threw him out of the house, triggering an ordeal that would last more than two years, and eventually force him to seek refuge thousands of miles (km) away in Argentina.

Argentina: LGBT+ survivors of dictatorship win ‘historic’ apology

Argentina: LGBT+ survivors of dictatorship win ‘historic’ apology

Growing up transgender in 1970s Argentina, Noelia Trujullo knew that just walking the streets in her long hair and a skirt could get her arrested, locked up and abused. Aged just 16, she was detained by police, who ordered her to strip and then mocked her. On other occasions she was held, sometimes for up […]