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Country Overview

Argentina

At a glance

Same-sex Relations for Men Legal Throughout the Country?

Same-sex Relations for Women Legal Throughout the Country?

Yes

Legal Gender Recognition Possible?

Yes

LGBTI Orgs Able to Register?

Yes

Actions Related to SOGI at the UN:

2016: Supported IE SOGI

2019: Supported IE SOGI

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Argentina is progressive on LGBTIQ issues and champions the human rights of LGBTIQ people globally. Same-sex marriage and same-sex couple adoption were legalized in 2010. Argentina has several local laws protecting people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Hate crime legislation recognizes grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression as aggravating circumstances. In 2012 the Gender Identity Law passed, making legal gender recognition more accessible and establishing public funding for gender-affirming procedures, Iin 2021 Argentina introduced a non-binary gender marker on official documents and established a 1% quota for public sector jobs for transgender people to address economic marginalization. While Argentina is a largely secular nation, there is a small contingent of religious leaders and politicians who disparage LGBTIQ people as a threat to “family values.” Argentina has many prominent LGBTIQ public figures, although LGBTIQ people are underrepresented in positions of power in politics and business. In May 2022 Argentina’s Foreign Ministry appointed its first-ever Special Representative on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

 

Global Impact

Sub-Saharan Africa

Outright supports LGBTIQ organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa and works with mainstream human rights organizations to respect human rights and influence positive changes in laws, policies, attitudes, and beliefs that cause discrimination against LGBTIQ people on the continent.

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United Nations

Our work at the United Nations centers around advocating for the advancement of the rights of LGBTIQ people.

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Asia

Our work in Asia promotes acceptance of sexual and gender diversity at all levels of society.

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Middle East and North Africa

In the Middle East and North Africa, we partner with local groups in various countries as part of our international solidarity work. We also work with our local partners on different topics through capacity building, advocacy, research and holistic security.



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Europe and Central Asia

Outright International partners with activists to fight for an end to human rights violations based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in Europe and Central Asia, where most of our work involves emergency responses to harassment, discrimination, violence and most recently, Russia’s brutal and expanded invasion of Ukraine.

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Americas

Our work in the Americas continues to build on the fundamental and positive transformation of human rights protections in recent years. We partner with groups in the Caribbean that focus on ending gender-based violence and eradicating discrimination against trans people.

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Pacific

Our work in the Pacific aims to increase visibility of activists, respond to human rights emergencies, and actively bridge local, regional and international activism to achieve equality and justice.

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