PBI-Mexico accompanies LGBTQI+ march in Chihuahua that called for respect for diversity and the rights of all persons

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PBI-Mexico has posted: “On June 26, in the city of Chihuahua, PBI accompanied the vindication of (call by) the LGBTIQ community+ for diversity and rights of all persons.”

El Heraldo de Chihuahua reports: “The call for this movement, which claims to be 100% peaceful, was made through social networks, to march on University Avenue to the Plaza del Ángel, in the first square of the city.”

“Hundreds of people, carrying rainbow flags, or with the colors representative of the different sexual identities, as well as posters and representative T-shirts, gathered this Saturday afternoon in the vicinity of the roundabout.”

Euronews further reports: “There is still work to be done in this area in the country. In 12 states they have not yet passed same-sex marriage and in 20 there are still no gender identity laws for trans people.”

“In addition, every month more than 6 hate killings against LGTBI people are recorded. …Of the 79 murders that occurred in the community in 2020, 43 were of trans women.”

That article also notes: “According to a survey on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity aimed at people aged 16 and over who live in the national territory who self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and other sexual orientations and gender identities, 59.8% ‘felt discriminated against for at least one reason in that year’.”

Peace Brigades International has been present in Mexico since 1998.

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