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Chile turns the lights on for IDAHOT

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30 municipalities, 5 embassies, Santiago’s library, the Ministry for Women and many local governments joined the Rainbow Campaign initiated by national LGBT group Movhil. The campaign will see the Presidential Palace illuminated in rainbow colors 66 public institutions will fly the rainbow flag and/or will be illuminated in rainbow colors for the  “Arcoíris” campaign More information on Movilh‘s website.       …

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Looking Ahead: Chile in 2016

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Several organizations in Chile will be taking once again a stand on IDAHOT. On May 17 Mums Chile will hold a public demonstration against anti-LGBT violence across the country, while Todo Mejora (It Get’s Better Chile) will award the “Todo Mejora Prizes”, celebrating individuals and organizations who have contributed to the visibility of the LGBT community through positive communication. For …

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50,000 at IDAHOT march for LGBTI equality in Chile

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Santiago (AFP) – Thousands of people, many waving rainbow-colored flags, gathered in Santiago for a “March for Equality,” pushing for Chile to acknowledge more gay rights The boisterous crowds showed their support for equality in the socially conservative South American nation, which has been slower to adopt gay marriage laws than some of its neighbors. March organizers estimated the size …

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IDAHOT Events 2015: Chile

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Various activities were held throughout the length and breadth of Chile on May 17, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. On May 16 the Day was commemorated for the tenth year with a parade that took place in the Plaza Italia in Santiago de Chile with more than 50,000 participants turning this into a historical milestone for LGBT activism. The …

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IDAHOT Report 2014: Chile

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Chile LGBT activism in Chile has increased substantially in recent years. The growth of LGBT organizations can be seen in the many events held for May 17, 2014 – with actions held across the country and tens of thousands of people participating in IDAHOT 2014 events in the capital, Santiago. The organization Iguales Chile Santiago organized on May 17 together …

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