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Out in the PeripheryLatin America's Gay Rights Revolution$
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Omar G. Encarnación

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199356645

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356645.001.0001

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Reinventing Latin America’s Oldest Gay Rights Movement

Reinventing Latin America’s Oldest Gay Rights Movement

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(p.75) Chapter 3 Reinventing Latin America’s Oldest Gay Rights Movement
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Out in the Periphery
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Omar G. Encarnación

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356645.003.0004

This chapter reviews Argentina’s history of organized activism around the issue of homosexuality, the most enduring in Latin America. It begins with efforts by the state to repress homosexuality in the early part of the twentieth century and continues with the military’s crushing at the peak of the Cold War of the Frente de Liberación Homosexual (FLH). This organization tied the Argentine gay rights movement to analogous gay liberation fronts in the United States and Europe. Closing the chapter is an analysis of the emergence in 1984 of the Comunidad Homosexual Argentina (CHA), the leading gay rights group in the posttransition era. Influencing this organization was the lessons its leaders drew from the demise of the FLH and from the activist templates set by the Argentine human rights movement and foreign gay rights organizations.

Keywords:   Argentina, Latin America, FLH, CHA, human rights, Stonewall, gay rights

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