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El Salvador and Survival: Gay Life Among the Chaos

Richard Ammon, GlobalGayz.com San Salvador, Updated July 20, 2017 I am often amused and irked at how the gay community in any one country is portrayed both in the majority media and in the gay media as well. El Salvador is another one of those ‘throw-away’ countries in Central America that is mostly ignored unless… Read more »

Gay Life in El Salvador

Spanish version of this story Intro: The small country of El Salvador has seen it share of politcal, economic and social troubles, like other Central American nations. But for the past fifteen years, undaunted by threats, hackers and preachers, the single LGBT organization in El Salvador, Entre Amigos (Among Friends), has endured with determination and… Read more »

Gay Costa Rica Life and Rights

Intro: Costa Rica lives up to its reputation as a gay destination with its variety of vacation hot spots, long beaches and rugged mountains. But it surpasses that simplistic label by being Central America’s most determined human rights advocate with many rights organizations pushing against the daunting forces of machismo and homophobia. By Richard Ammon… Read more »

Gay Nicaragua and Latino Sexuality

Richard Ammon, GlobalGayz.com Managua, Nicaragua Update January 2015 As expected, the hub of LGBT activity is found in big cities so it was no surprise to find it in Managua the capital of Nicaragua. What was a surprise was finding so many LGBT organizations and finding them collected in one place. Thanks to Marvin Mayorga… Read more »

Gay Antigua, Guatemala 2012

Introduction Antigua, Guatemala is more like an outdoor museum than a living city, overloaded with colonial Spanish architecture, yellow-ochre-blue walls, tiny specialty shops full of artwork, paintings and local jewelry, touristic but charming cafes serving quiche or dark chocolate drinks and dozens of old church ruins–and functioning ones as well–rough cobblestone roads constantly under repair,… Read more »

  Guatemala, Antigua Photo Gallery 2012

Antigua, Guatemala is more like an outdoor museum than a living city, overloaded with colonial Spanish architecture, yellow-ochre-blue walls, tiny specialty shops full of artwork, paintings and local jewelry, touristic but charming cafes serving quiche or dark chocolate drinks and dozens of old church ruins–and functioning ones as well–rough cobblestone roads constantly under repair, high-end… Read more »

Guatamala Antigua 2012

Belize LGBT Activists Mount Historic Challenge to Anti-Gay Laws

By Richard Ammon GlobalGayz.com December 1, 2011 A November 16, 2011 Guardian newspaper report announced a new challenge in Belize to its anti-gay laws. The legal suit is the first contest by a new human rights organization that intends to overturn all post-UK former colonies that have laws criminalizing homosexuality. “The Human Dignity Trust (HDT),… Read more »

courthouse in Belize City

Gay Life in El Salvador (en Espanol)

English version of this story Intro: El pequeño país de El Salvador se ha visto en vuelto en problemas políticos, económicos y sociales como otras naciones Centroamericanas. Pero durante los últimos 15 años, no se dejo intimidar por las amenazas de los hackers y de los predicadores, la única organización LGBT (Lesbianas, gayes, bisexuales Y… Read more »

Vida y Derechos Gay en Costa Rica 2010 (en Espanol)

Intro: Costa Rica hace honor a su reputación como un destino gay con su variedad de vacaciones nocturnas, playas extensas y montañas accidentadas.  Pero lo supera con solo poner una etiqueta por ser la defensora mas determinada de los derechos humanos en Centro América con muchas organizaciones de derechos rechazando las fuerzas desalentadoras de machismo… Read more »

Gay Nicaragua – Nueva Vida y Nueva Esperanza 2010 (en Espanol)

                Introduccion: Nicaragua es un país escénico de lagos y montañas con una variedad de grupos sociales y étnicos, incluyendo una población considerable  LGBT (Lesbianas, gayes, bisexuales  y transgénero). Desgraciadamente muchos no han salido del closet ya que el machismo o la cultura católica tiene una mayor influencia en los estilos de vida sexual.  Pero… Read more »

  HIV, Gay Rights and Clubs in Central America

Central American LGBT (gay) organizations distribute an impressive amount of information ads, brochures and booklets about HIV care and prevention, homophobia, coming out, condom promotion and gay/human rights. Pictured here are a few of these advisories.

  LGBT Posters, Brochures, Cards and Ads

Central American LGBT (gay) organizations distribute an impressive amount of information ads, brochures and booklets about HIV care and prevention, homophobia, coming out, condom promotion and gay/human rights. Pictured here are a few of these advisories.

  HIV, Gay Rights and Clubs in Central America

Central American LGBT (gay) organizations distribute an impressive amount of information ads, brochures and booklets about HIV care and prevention, homophobia, coming out, condom promotion and gay/human rights. Pictured here are a few of these advisories.

  HIV, Gay Rights and Clubs in Central America

Central American LGBT (gay) organizations distribute an impressive amount of information ads, brochures and booklets about HIV care and prevention, homophobia, coming out, condom promotion and gay/human rights. Pictured here are a few of these advisories.

  HIV, Gay Rights and Clubs in Central America

Central American LGBT (gay) organizations distribute an impressive amount of information ads, brochures and booklets about HIV care and prevention, homophobia, coming out, condom promotion and gay/human rights. Pictured here are a few of these advisories.

  Copan Ruins and Museum

Copán is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization located in western Honduras. It was the Mayan capital city of a major Classic period kingdom from the 5th to 9th centuries AD. The city was located in the extreme southeast of the Mesoamerican cultural region. Copán had an occupational history that spanned more than two thousand… Read more »

  Town of Copan Ruinas

Copan Ruinas town is a charming quiet place with a dozen streets lined with shops and hotels to accommodate a modest tourist trade on their way to famous Copan Ruins, which are about 1 km away. Colorful buildings, cobblestone sreets and friendly faces; there are numerous entertainments  in addition to the ruins including a large… Read more »

  San Jose City

San José is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica. Located in the Central Valley, the city is the seat of national government, the focal point of political and economic activity, and the major transportation hub of this Central American nation. Founded in 1738 by order of Cabildo de León, San José is one… Read more »

  Bus Ride to Ometepe Island

Ometepe is the name of two small connected islands in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America. These islands were formed by the peaks of two volcanoes and connected by a short isthmus. This area is part of the Greater Nicoya subregion, one of the richest archaeological zones in Central America.… Read more »

  Coco Beach on the Pacific

Playa del Coco Costa Rica is one of the most easily accessible beaches in Guanacaste, located 22 miles west from Liberia, with exceptionally good street connections. This area consists of a stunning horseshoe-shaped bay with very steep hills and cliffs. Its main attractions are the tourist facilities and the sun, which shines longer and more… Read more »

  Arenal Lake and Volcano

Arenal Volcano, in Spanish Volcán Arenal, is an active andesitic stratovolcano in north-western Costa Rica around 90 km northwest of San José, in the province of Alajuela, canton of San Carlos, and district of La Fortuna. The Arenal volcano measures at least 1,633 metres (5,358 ft). It is conically shaped with a crater spanning 140… Read more »

  Monteverde Highlands

Monteverde, Costa Rica is a small town in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. It is about a four-hour drive up into the Cordillera de Tilarán mountain range from the Central Valley of Costa Rica. It is considered a major tourist destination in Costa Rica, primarily visited by ecotourists drawn by the Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde and… Read more »

  Trip to Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlán (Lago de Atitlán) is a large endorheic lake (one that does not flow to the sea) in the Guatemalan Highlands. While Atitlan is recognized to be the deepest lake in Central America, its bottom has not been completely sounded. Estimates of its maximum depth range up to 340 meters. The lake is shaped… Read more »

  Flores Island Town

Flores is a town in Petén, Guatemala. The town proper is an island on Lago Petén Itzá, connected to land by a causeway, on the other side of which lie the twin towns Santa Elena and San Benito. All three are often referred to as Flores. It is a quiet and peaceful place, and probably… Read more »

  Colonial Granada City

Granada is a department in western Nicaragua and also the department’s seat. With an estimated population of 110,326 (2003), it is Nicaragua’s fourth most populous city and capital of the Granada Department. Granada is historically one of Nicaragua’s most important cities both economically and politically. It is situated on the northwestern shore of Lake Nicaragua.… Read more »