Mendoza: I Feel Ugly
Log in. Remember Me. Forgot password? Search Refworld. Clear Search. Advanced Search Search Tips. Argentina: The situation of homosexual men and women, including how they are treated, the legislation on homosexuality, state protection available, and the existence of support services 8 December Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada Document type: Query Responses. Argentina: Legislation and legal protection available to homosexuals; the application of the law, avenues of redress open to homosexuals and bisexuals who face discrimination and harassment - March 26 March Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada Document type: Query Responses.
Buenos Aires: I Feel Camaraderie
Argentina is awesome in many ways — it has a female President, chocolate croissants on every street corner at all hours of the day and the weirdest haircuts I have ever seen. Depending on where you are, social disapproval can turn into violence and hate crimes. Apart from a few cities, like Buenos Aires, much of the country is simply pampa — grasslands punctuated by the occasional cow or oil well — and here, the rural population is culturally conservative. With a strong Catholic influence and a dose of machismo sexismo, rural areas are generally less accepting of queerness. I traveled around Argentina for four months this winter with one of my close friends, Ally. She identifies as straight, but I definitely look at the world through some seriously rainbow-tinted glasses. Even so, I found myself often with one hand on the closet door, auto straddling the line between cultural sensitivity and gay pride. A substantial disclaimer to begin, though: my experience is deeply colored by my status as a white-skinned, cis-gendered, feminine-presenting U.
The Republica Argentina covers a large part of the South American continent. It is the eighth largest country in the world and travelers could get lost there for months or even years. The north of Argentina has extremely hot summers, while the most Southern tip of the country is covered in snow almost year long. Everything is possible in this diverse country. For hikers, this active G Adventures Patagonia tour is the perfect 2-week getaway. For the non-hikers, this tour includes a visit to the end of the world at Tierra Del Fuego , which we loved a lot. For more information on things to do in the capital, check this awesome guide to things to do in Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires is often called, the gay capital of South America.