New & Improved Chile

During a press conference on Wednesday, an active duty sailor in the Chilean navy came out as a gay man and was allowed to do so by his superiors:

Chile has traditionally been a tough place for homosexuals, although the country decriminalized gay sex in 1999 and attitudes toward gays are evolving. The killing of a gay man in Chile 2012 set off a national debate that prompted Congress to pass a hate crimes law.

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