RECOGNITION OF THE
RIGHTS OF LGBTI PEOPLE
IN THE AMERICAS
People with diverse or non-normative sexual orientations, identities and gender expressions, or whose bodies vary from female and male body standards, live in contexts of physical, psychological and sexual violence. In the Americas, violence, discrimination, prejudice and stereotypes prevent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from fully exercising their rights. However, significant progress has also been made towards protecting, recognizing and guaranteeing the rights of LGBTI people in a number of countries in the region.
This report analyzes the situation of LGBTI people in the Americas, progress made in recognizing their rights, and the challenges that lie ahead in achieving respect for, and the guarantee of, their human rights.