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How Sean Miranda made history in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Pride
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Costa Rica Pride
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How Sean Miranda made history in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - July 1, 2018

In 2001, a child is born in Desamparados, just south of San José, and is welcomed at the Miranda Solís household. The child is a girl who…

Who killed Kenisha?
LGBTQ Community
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LGBTQ Community
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Who killed Kenisha?

Carlos Andrés Madrigal for Semanario Universidad / Punto y Aparte - June 29, 2018

She was identified as a “transvestite man” when her body was found in an abandoned lot near the Justice Tribunal of Limón. She died in a country that…

Costa Rica launches Pride Connection network
Human rights
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Human rights
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Costa Rica launches Pride Connection network

Elizabeth Lang - May 22, 2018

As Costa Rica continues to grapple with the disagreements about marriage equality and gender identity that dominated the second round of its recent presidential campaign, a new…

We need to take a second look at our assumptions about gay marriage
Op-ed
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Op-ed
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We need to take a second look at our assumptions about gay marriage

Julio Noboa - March 29, 2018

The recent ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights confirming the marital rights of LGBTQ people has elicited multiple responses throughout Latin America, with some welcoming…

Trouble in paradise: LGBTQ rights debate divides Costa Rica
Opinion
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Opinion
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Trouble in paradise: LGBTQ rights debate divides Costa Rica

Jorge Solano - March 26, 2018

The idea of Costa Rica as an oasis for gay and transgender people in Central America vanished in a single day. The perception that Costa Rica was…

Global
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Meet the White House’s first transgender staffer

Abby Ohlheiser | The Washington Post - August 18, 2015

https://twitter.com/OccupyWallStNYC/status/633734945073049600 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House has appointed its first openly transgender staff member. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan has been hired as an outreach and recruitment director for…

US Ambassador to Costa Rica: Embassy will remain at forefront of LGBT issues
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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US Ambassador to Costa Rica: Embassy will remain at forefront of LGBT issues

Zach Dyer - July 1, 2015

The newly arrived U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, S. Fitzgerald Haney, said that the U.S. Embassy in San José would remain at the “forefront" of lesbian, gay,…

Costa Rica grants first gay common-law marriage in Central America
Latin America
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Latin America
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Costa Rica grants first gay common-law marriage in Central America

Zach Dyer - June 2, 2015

A Costa Rican judge has granted the first openly gay common-law marriage in Central America, said Francisco Madrigal, political affairs director for the Center for Research and…

Argentine baby’s 3 parents ‘very proud’ of legal first
Latin America
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Latin America
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Argentine baby’s 3 parents ‘very proud’ of legal first

AFP - May 19, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Baby Antonio is 14 months old, growing fast, likes to grab things and is otherwise a typical Argentine toddler, with one exception: he…

Survey reveals hurdles for aging gay and lesbian couples in Costa Rica
Gay rights
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Gay rights
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Survey reveals hurdles for aging gay and lesbian couples in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - May 8, 2015

A new study released Thursday found that elderly gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are at high risk for “double discrimination” because of their age and…

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