Tag Archive | Venezuela

LGBTQ Spotlight – Yulimar Rojas

LGBTQ Spotlight – Yulimar Rojas

Yulimar Rojas – Venezuela Yulimar Rojas is a track and field athlete, specialising in the Triple Jump. She is the World Record holder in this specialty (2020). The world governing body for track and field recently named her its Female Athlete of The Year (2020). Rojas was the Olympic Silver medal winner in the 2016 Olympic […]

Venezuela: Pres. Maduro asks congress to discuss same-sex marriage

Venezuela: Pres. Maduro asks congress to discuss same-sex marriage

(Reuters) – Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, on Thursday asked the country’s National Assembly to discuss same-sex marriage during its next term, beginning in January, citing Pope Francis’ comments this week supporting civil unions for same-sex couples. The Pope’s comments were the clearest language yet he has used on the rights of gay people. Gay marriage is […]

Cuba: LGBT activists hold alternate parade in defiance of government

Cuba: LGBT activists hold alternate parade in defiance of government

(Reuters) – Cuban gay rights activists held an unauthorised independent pride parade in Havana on Saturday, despite the Communist government warning against it and calling it subversive, an unprecedented show of civil society in the one-party state. More than a hundred Cubans chanting “long live a diverse Cuba”, and carrying rainbow flags, joyfully marched nearly […]

Living in Venezuela now is hard – Being LGBT+ makes it harder

Living in Venezuela now is hard – Being LGBT+ makes it harder

Venezuela’s shrinking economy has sparked an exodus of LGBT+ people as the economic crisis has put the brakes on the country’s growing tolerance towards its gay and trans community, activists told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Not that Venezuela was ever an easy place to be different. For years, Daniel Arzola endured homophobic abuse from his […]