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Guatemala, El Salvador host gay pride parades

Jun 25. 2017
Hundreds of people takes part in the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex) Pride Parade in Guatemala City, Guatemala, 24 June 2017. // EPA PHOTO
Hundreds of people takes part in the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex) Pride Parade in Guatemala City, Guatemala, 24 June 2017. // EPA PHOTO
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By Agence France-Presse

SAN SALVADOR, June 25, 2017 (AFP) - Some 5,000 supporters of gay rights marched in the Salvadoran capital Saturday in a show of solidarity after the recent murders of several gay men.

 "We are united in the demand of respect for our rights, and united in a call for justice for the 15 members of our community who were murdered over the past year," said Joaquin Caceres one of the leaders of a gay rights group in El Salvador.

    In neighboring Guatemala, hundreds of marchers from the gay community marched in downtown of Guatemala City, demanding equal rights and an end to discrimination.

    Some protesters carried rainbow banners as well as the flag of Guatemala. Others carried signs, some in English, with slogans such as "Love is not a crime" and "Sorry girls I like boys." 

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