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Costa Rica-based IRCA Casabierta provides resources for LGBTQ refugees

IRCA Casabierta, based in Costa Rica, supports refugees who are members of the LGBTQ community.

Photos: Pride 2019 in San José, Costa Rica

Tens of thousands of people participated in Marcha de la Diversidad on Sunday afternoon throughout San José.

Women’s March events planned across Costa Rica Saturday

Demonstrators in Costa Rica plan to show solidarity with protesters in Washington, D.C. on the day after Donald Trump's inauguration.

Where is Costa Rica on gay marriage? international community asks

The Tico Times spoke with Human Rights Watch’s LGBT Advocacy Director Boris Dittrich about the role of businesses in promoting LGBT acceptance, what Europe could learn from Latin America, and his own experience as a member of the Dutch Parliament fighting for marriage equality in the Netherlands.

Fleeing violence, gay refugee files appeal over denied asylum

The Honduran appellant hopes the complaint will push the government to act on other pending petitions from gay refugees fleeing violence in the region.

Pope Francis prays at 9/11 Memorial after UN speech

In a wide-ranging speech at the UN, Pope Francis touched on an array of hot-button topics, including the persecution of Christians, the Iran nuclear deal, drug trafficking -- "silently killing millions" -- and the rights of girls to an education.

Few rules govern treatment of transgender prisoners in Costa Rica

There are few set criteria governing how transgender inmates should be handled by Costa Rican prisons. Many men who identify as women are sent to men's prisons.

Panama bill calls for jail time for anti-gay hate crimes

PANAMA CITY – Gay rights activists in Panama on Monday presented a bill to lawmakers that would make hate crimes against gays, lesbians and transsexuals illegal -- and punishable by up to a year in jail.

Meet the White House’s first transgender staffer

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan has been hired as an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, LGBT groups and the White House said Tuesday.

Casa Presidencial presents gay common-law marriage bill

The bill would reform several articles of the family code to formally recognize “stable" relationships of more than three years between two people, regardless of their “sex, identity, sexual orientation or choice” with all the personal and property protections of legal marriage.

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