Violence was present over the weekend all across Colombia either as a factor as a subject of debate.
President Vladimir Putin on Friday mocked the US embassy in Moscow for flying a rainbow flag to celebrate LGBT rights, suggesting it reflected the sexual orientation of its staff.
Falklands veteran forced out of the Royal Navy due to his sexuality has had a medal returned to him 27 years after it was cut off his chest. Joe Ousalice was a radio operator for 18 years but was discharged in 1993 because of a ban on LGBT people serving in the armed forces.
A comedy on Netflix depicting Jesus as a gay man has prompted widespread anger in Brazil with almost 2 million people signing a petition calling on the streaming service to remove the film.
Argentina's president-elect Alberto Fernández has repeatedly copped backlash over his son Estanislao. The son, 24, works in insurance and studies design and is also an Instagram famous model 'Dyhzy', known for his creative cosplay and drag outfits.
After a state-run theater in Brazil suddenly dropped his LGBT-themed stage show “Gritos,” Artur Ribeiro began to worry it was curtains for his company under President Jair Bolsonaro. Ribeiro said the Caixa Cultural theater in the capital of Brasilia last week canceled the show, in which he plays a transgender character.
The United Kingdom and Argentina announced on Friday they had taken the co-chair of the Equal Rights Coalition to protect the human rights of LGBT people around the world.
Ecuador's highest court on Wednesday approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic and conservative South American country. The Constitutional Court said same-sex marriage had been approved in a five-to-four vote of its nine judges in a closed hearing.
Amnesty International is to lose most of its senior leadership team after a report said it had a toxic workplace. The human rights organization's secretary-general, Kumi Naidoo, ordered an independent review after two employees killed themselves last year. In the review, one staff member described Amnesty as having a toxic culture of secrecy and mistrust.
A sex toy that was banned from this year's CES tech show after winning an innovation award has been given the prize again, four months later. The Ose robotic vibrator by Lora DiCarlo was originally given the prize by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) in January.