Guatemalans are taking action to include the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community in election processes. On Sept. 6, they elected the first openly LGBTI congressperson into office, a turning point in Guatemalan inclusion and civil rights.
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Ensuring LGBTI People Have Right to Vote in Guatemala
This year, Guatemala will be electing a new president. USAID is working to make sure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons are empowered with the right to participate and vote.
LGBT Rights in Jamaica: A Conversation with Maurice Tomlinson
Regina Jun, Gender Advisor for the Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean, spoke with Maurice Tomlinson, who is an Attorney-at-Law, law lecturer on sexual rights, and HIV/AIDS advocate.
Why the Arts and Youth Matter for LGBT Global Development
Arts and youth play a key role in international development. Read more >>
Taking Our New Model of LGBT Inclusive Development to UNGA
An important part of this year’s UNGA agenda is inclusive development efforts to ensure equal access to foreign aid and the protection of the human rights of one of the world’s most vulnerable populations – lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Read more >>
Empowering LGBTI people in Colombia to Advocate for Their Own Rights
USAID Senior Advisor of Office of Innovation and Development Alliances shares her recent visits to Colombia, where she witnessed how USAID is supporting the LGBTI populations in the region so they can advocate for their own rights. Read more >>