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Ministry of Foreign Affairs commemorates International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Tuesday, May 17th 2022

32 years ago, the General Assembly of the World Health Organization stopped considering homosexuality as a mental disease, which is why today the Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlights the importance of the International Day against Homophobia, Lesbophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia.

Despite the progress made in the world in the promotion and protection of the human rights of LGBTI+ people since 1990, there are still worrying levels of violence and discrimination against this community because of their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sexual characteristics. This is a structural phenomenon that requires a decisive approach.

That is why we reaffirm the commitment of the State of Chile to continue promoting the human rights of LGBTI+ people through our foreign policy. We are working hard on the development of a Feminist Foreign Policy under which we recognize diversity and inclusion as central elements, in full compliance with our obligations in this area.