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Complaints of acts of hostility toward LGBT people – ranging from discrimination to violence – in Chile increased by 45 percent in 2017 compared to the prior year, reaching a 15-year high, according to a report by the country’s Homosexual Integration and Liberation Movement (MOVILH). A total of 484 complaints were filed in 2017 – 152 more than in 2016 – according to the 16th edition of MOVILH’S “Sexual and Gender Diversity Human Rights Annual Report.” MOVILH called 2017 the “year of rage” against LGBT community members and activists due to the sharp increase in instances of abuse. MOVILH also noted that in 2017, “equality opponents pursued unprecedented initiatives to torpedo any kind of legislation of public policy favorable to sexual and gender diversity.”

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