How Civil Liberty Affects LGBT in Argentina
Freedom of Speech and Press
Internet Freedom
Academic Freedom and Cultural Events
Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Movement, Internally Displaced Persons,
Protection of Refugees, and Stateless Persons
(U.S. Department of State 2010)

The constitution provides for freedom of speech and press, freedom of peaceful assembly and association,
academic freedom and cultural events, freedom of movement within the country, foreign travel, emigration, and
repatriation, and the government generally respected these rights in practice.

Most media outlets are owned by large, private holding companies which allowed media to be independent and
active, expressing a wide variety of news. There are no government restrictions on access to the Internet or reports
that the government monitoring e-mail or Internet chat rooms. According to an International Telecommunication
Union report, 30 percent of the populations in Argentina use the Internet.

Corrales & Mario (2010) states that there is a strong civil society in Argentina that uses trans-national legalism
and domestic legal resources and operates in a pro-human rights legal environment that is both globally connected
and domestically entrenched.

LGBT Community Activities in Argentina

This is a screenshot of Argentina’s mainly LGBT organization called Federacion Argentina LGBT (FALGBT),
which has its own well-organized website.


It also has many promotion activities and it promotes actively to try to get people’s supports during the Argentina’s
new-gender identity bill on May, 2012, which allows people in Argentina to change their gender on their identification
card without seeking medical approval, or surgery, or any other legal hurdle.

According to Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (2003), Gay Pride week which regard as public activities,
has been celebrated in Argentina since 1992 and the Gay Pride parade attracted more than 4,500 people in 2001,
an increase from the 2,000 spectators that have attended in the previous three years (Immigration and
Refugee Board of Canada, 2003). In addition, Argentina’s first gay beach opened to the general public in 2003
(Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, 2003) while people under the age of 18 are prohibited from entry.