LGBT rights in the Americas

Learn about significant events relating to the history LGBTQ+ persons in the Americas, from legislation and regulation to public policy, judicial actions and electoral politics. All this and more is being archived and organized by researchers at Amherst College into an extensive digital resource that anyone can access.

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Explore the timeline to learn about key events in LGBTQ+ history in the Americas, with a special focus on countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

LGBT Rights in the Americas Timeline


Amherst College. (n.d.). LGBT Rights in the Americas.

Gender Identity Gender identity icon Our core sense of who we are as a man, a woman, a mixture of both, or neither.

Gender Expression Gender expression icon How we show up in the world through choices like clothing, hair style, mannerisms or tone of voice.

Attraction attraction icon How we feel toward others sexually, romantically and/or emotionally.

Biological Sex Biological sex icon Physical attributes such as reproductive organs and genitalia, chromosomes, genes and hormone levels.

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