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FALGBT welcomes the historic resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity at adopted at the UN

FALGBT welcomes the historic resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity at adopted at the UN

The United Nations Human Rights Council today passed—with 25 votes in favor, 14 against, and 7 in abstention—a landmark resolution on violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In spite of certain differences during debate, Latin America exhibited a unified stance in favor of equality at the final vote. Last week, […]

Facebook introduces customizable gender option in Argentina, together with FALGBT

Facebook introduces customizable gender option in Argentina, together with FALGBT

After several months of close collaboration, Facebook Argentina and FALGBT today introduced the option to select a custom gender on the popular social network. Argentina now joins other countries boasting this feature. The Argentine Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transsexuals (FALGBT) reports today that it joined Facebook in introducing a customizable option for users […]

FALGBT signs a cooperation agreement with the Office of the Defender   of the Public

FALGBT signs a cooperation agreement with the Office of the Defender of the Public

Together, the agency and FALGBT will organize trainings on the topic of gender, set up interdisciplinary working groups, and provide awards for good practices. The document proposes to create jobs as part of the Year for Combatting Media Violence. Interdisciplinary working groups throughout the country; training sessions for students, faculty, and media professionals; and an […]

FALGBT shares the experience of equality in Argentina at Latin American summit of LGBTI leaders

FALGBT shares the experience of equality in Argentina at Latin American summit of LGBTI leaders

From September 4 through 6, the Argentine LGBT Federation (FALGBT) participated in the Inaugural Meeting of LGBTI Political Leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean, along with dozens of public officials including members of congress, ministers, municipal leaders, and city councilors who are also active as LGBTI leaders and activists. During the conference, leaders discussed […]

Representatives from the accredited diplomatic body in Argentina, the Ministry of Foreign Relations, agencies from the System of United Nations and international organizations, met together at the FALGBT’s new headquarters aiming to hold an open dialogue about the global state of LGBT rights.

The Argentine Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders (FALGBT) states that it hosted a meeting in its new headquarters in the City of Buenos Aires, with representatives from the accredited diplomatic body of Argentina, organizations from the System of United Nations, governmental representatives, and organizations of international impact. The objective of the encounter was focused […]

One year of Francisco’s papacy: only gestures and many debts to be paid to the LGBT community

After one year of having been elected Pope, Jorge Bergoglio still owes a significant debt to the LGBT community. The protection and concealment of priests accused of sexual abuse, the continued silence of the Vatican despite the grave human rights violations of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders in countries such as Iran, Nigeria, Uganda, Russia, […]

The FALGBT joins the “Zero Discrimination” campaign set into motion by ONUSIDA

For the first time, this March first, ONUSIDA will establish the day of “Zero Discrimination”, a historical opportunity to reflect upon and promote the right each citizen of the world has to live with fullness and dignity, regardless of his/her personal circumstances. From the Argentine Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders, we add our […]

The right to identity: Guide to communicators about Argentinian Gender Identity bill

On May 10th, 2012 Argentina´s Congress passed a key bill for the lives and well-being of thousands of Argentinians: the Gender Identity Bill. This bill have been promoted by FALGBT (Argentine Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Federation) and ATTTA (Argentine Transvestite, Transgender and Transgender Women Association) since 2007. Communicators have a great responsibility to access […]

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Members of the Argentine Federation of NGO’s for LGBT Rights (FALGBT) had a meeting with members of the LGBT Unit of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington

Subjects such as law progress in Argentina, the current situation of LGBT people’s rights in the region and María Rachid’s running for Ombudsman of the City of Buenos Aires, among others, were part of the agenda of the meeting held between FALGBT and the LGBT Unit of the ICHR. FALGBT announces that, in the context of the 149th American […]

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“The new Argentine Civil and Commercial Code must not include any restrictions. It must reflect the plural and diverse society in which we live, where everyone is granted full Rights.”

Upon the debate in relation to the New Argentine Civil and Commercial Code taking place by the Joint Committee specially created to such effect, FALGBT resumes encouraging the inclusion of deep legal and social reforms that bring family law up to date and grant more Rights to people. Rules on In Vitro fertilization, a new adoption system, the surrogate […]

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