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Ecuador: LGBT+ community suffering deadliest year in a decade

Ecuador: LGBT+ community suffering deadliest year in a decade

Last year was the deadliest in at least a decade for gay and transgender people in Ecuador, campaigners have said, citing a possible backlash against new laws enshrining LGBT+ rights. There were 16 murders or violent deaths involving LGBT+ people in the South American country in 2019, according to a report released by the Ecuadorian […]

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

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

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. Family members found the body of a 40-year-old trans woman, known as ‘La Gata’, on Wednesday, in the province of Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, the […]

Ecuador approves same-sex marriage as LGBT+ groups hail landmark week

Ecuador approves same-sex marriage as LGBT+ groups hail landmark week

Ecuador’s decision to allow same-sex marriage has topped a landmark week for LGBT+ rights, after Botswana decriminalised gay sex and Bhutan took the first steps to do so, said campaigners marking the 50th anniversary of the gay equality movement. Five of nine judges in Ecuador’s top court on Wednesday ruled in favour of two gay […]

Latin America: Businesses woo LGBT+ market

Latin America: Businesses woo LGBT+ market

From attracting LGBT tourists to taking part in Pride marches, businesses and governments across Latin America are stepping up efforts to tap into the potentially lucrative pink dollar driving LGBT+ rights more into the mainstream. Ecuador this month officially launched the country’s first LGBT Chamber of Commerce in Quito, the latest in a regional effort […]

Ecuador: 9-yr-old’s gender change may help other trans youth

Ecuador: 9-yr-old’s gender change may help other trans youth

The mother of a nine-year-old girl, believed to be the first child in Ecuador to get official recognition for a gender change, said she hoped this would set a precedent for other transgender youngsters. Amada, who was [assigned male at birth] has been granted a new set of official documents marked female, and with her […]