Brazilian musician Maria Beraldo is gaining fans with her provocative, opinionated lyrics, and has found a niche audience in Brazil, especially among young women and girls and many in the LGBTQ community.
In countries where right-wing leaders have come to power, like Brazil, many new young, diverse leaders are choosing to run for office. São Paulo has elected the country’s first transgender Afro Brazilian lawmaker.
In Argentina, a mostly Catholic and conservative country, discussion around sex education has been heated. That’s why a law passed in 2006 to give kids comprehensive sexual education has been sporadically implemented. Until recently, it was ignored and put on the back burner.
As the 50th anniversary of Stonewall approaches, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera are receiving a belated measure of recognition in death that coincides with a growing awareness of transgender rights.
The Vatican condemned gender theory on Monday as part of a "confused concept of freedom," saying in a new document that the idea of gender being determined by personal feeling rather than biology was an attempt to "annihilate nature."
The nationalist, anti-immigration Vox won about 10 percent of the votes in a national election last month to become the first far-right party with a significant number of lawmakers since the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975.
On Friday, May 24, Kenya's High Court ruled to dismiss a petition to scrap sections 162 and 165 of the country's penal code that criminalizes gay sex. But the movement to fight for LGBTQ rights continues.