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Dominican Republic: GLBT march for rights and cessation of discrimination

The community of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals, transgenders, intersex and queer (GLBTIQ) made a caravan yesterday through the streets of the National District in demand of laws that eliminate the discrimination that, according to its spokesman Leonardo Sanchez, exists in the Dominican Republic.

Sanchez said that although there have been advances in the country in accepting this community, there are still barriers that prevent GLBT from accessing work, education, decent housing and other rights.

He denied that as an organization they promote ideologies, but that those that do are conservative groups, which he did not mention, that for centuries “maintain a macho culture, that generate hate speech and that build violent individuals”.

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