Being Gay in El Salvador

Written by scott on May 11th, 2011

“Coming Out To America,” this week’s cover story, follows two GLBT immigrants as they apply for asylum in the United States. One immigrant, a transgender woman named Kassandra, is afraid to return to her native El Salvador for fear of persecution.

And for good reason. A 2010 report by several human rights organizations details horrors suffered by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people there.

“The Violation of the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons in El Salvador” was compiled for the United Nations Human Rights Committee by several organizations, including the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School and “Entre Amigos,” a GLBT rights organization in El Salvador.

Full Story from Westword

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