Main | Monday, May 13, 2013

CHILE: 50,000 March For LGBT Rights

Michael Lavers has the story at Washington Blade:
An LGBT rights march in the Chilean capital on Saturday drew more than 50,000 people. Chilean folk singer Camila Moreno; presidential candidates Andrés Velasco, Tomás Jocelyn-Holt, Marco Enríquez-Ominami and Marcel Claude and Rafael Dochao, the European Union’s ambassador to Chile, took part in the Santiago event that also commemorated the International Day Against Homophobia. Former President Michelle Bachelet, who is also a candidate to succeed President Sebastián Piñera in this November’s presidential elections, endorsed the march in a letter.
Lavers notes that Piñera has promised a civil unions bill, but has yet to formally introduce it.

Labels: , , ,

comments powered by Disqus