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Venezuela’s LGBTQ Community Celebrates Supreme Court’s Acceptance of Landmark Transgender Rights Case

Members of the LGBTQ rights group Divas of Venezuela file the petition on April 6th. (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis)

The top court has officially accepted a petition submitted by a transgender rights group to allow legal name and gender changes. 


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Venezuelan Police Chief Apologizes for Homophobic Comments

Freddy Bernal being interviewed on Globovision. (Globovision)

Venezuelan politician Freddy Bernal made a public apology this weekend after a live television interview on Wednesday in which he said homosexual police officers should conceal their “sexual appetites” in the workplace.

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LGBTQ & Allies Show their Colors during the 2014 Caracas Pride Parade

Venezuelans march in the 14th annual Pride Parade in Caracas. (VTV)

On Sunday, June 29th, Venezuelan members of the LGBTQ community and allies marched through the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. The demonstrators came from many different social sectors and represented a wide variety of political beliefs.

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The National Assembly of Venezuela Considers Demands of Gay Pride Marchers

 June 29, Pride street party in Caracas. (Arlene Eisen/Venezuelanalysis)

The LGBTI community of Caracas observed the 14th Annual Pride Weekend with at least two separate demonstrations. Despite their disunity, the National Assembly (AN) announced they would debate some of the demands of the LGBTI movement.

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First ever sexual diversity march in Merida

For the first time in Merida's history, LGBTI groups held a march to demand respect for sexual diversity. The march followed a week of activities, including public film screenings, a candle light vigil for victims of violence and suicide, public kissing in the plaza, and paper mural painting. 

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