CHILE: Pride and marriage

An optimistic start to Pride Month, the Chilean president announced this week he would back an equal marriage bill:

That being said, he’s the outgoing president, and this bill has been stalled in the Chilean Congress since 2017, so while it is a very positive step, who knows what the political reality will be. LGBTQ rights have been steadily improving over the past decade in Chile, though of course there’s still work to be done (as in any country – Chile got rid of its blood ban back in 2013, while Canada still hasn’t).

That being said, there’s serious positive momentum for equal rights, and Santiago has a really awesome-looking Pride parade every year – I’d love to go!

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