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Gays from Latin America get together

Gays from Latin America get together

access_timeFebruary 09, 2016 08:53 pm

For three days during this month, more than 60 Latino gay activists gathered in the First GayLatino Regional Meeting in the city of Curitiba, Brazil. From Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, United States, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, they are working to ensure respect for the human rights of LGBTI people (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Bisexual and Intersex) and their communities, the response to HIV and issues related to sexual diversity.

On December 20, they resolved the conformation of the GayLatino Network in order to meet the different needs in the region of gay men and other men who have sex with men, with a clear purpose to integrate new participants, decision makers and leaders Community.

The birth of GayLatino makes the collective and regional response visible, which is needed to confront the oppression and marginalization that overstep the bodies, sexualities, languages, spiritualities, and forms of socialization, rooted by homophobia and different realities that affect the exercise of the rights of this community in Latin America.



GayLatino’s mission is to promote and defend freedom, equality and equity; access to comprehensive health care, justice and education; for the full year, free of discrimination and violence of human rights of Latino gay men and other men who have sex with men.

And as a vision, a Latin America that respects, protects and celebrates the lives of gay men and other men who have sex with men.



It is based on values of diversity, equality, visibility and pride that are represented on the Board for which he was elected Secretariat Simon Cazal (Paraguay), Executive Committee members Esteban Paulón (Argentina), Jorge Saavedra (Mexico) and Toni Reis (Brazil). Also the Steering Committee was formed by leaders and activists of other Latin American countries present.


GayLatino works with an Advisory Committee made up of Javier Hourcade Bellocq, Alejandro Nasif, Oliver Kornblihtt and Gustavo Pecoraro from Argentina; Pedro Chequer, Beto de Jesus and Clayton Nobre from Brazil; Jaime Parada from Chile, Alfredo Mejia from Colombia, Gustavo Alberto Valdes Pi from Cuba; Omar Baños from El Salvador; Ruben Mayorga from Guatemala; Javier Arellano, Ricardo Baruch, Juan Jacobo Hernandez, Jose Antonio Izazola Licea, Anuar Luna and Juan Carlos Rodriguez from Mexico; and Jerome Galea from Peru.



In 2016 the Second GayLatino Regional Meeting will be held in Mexico City. All information can be found in www.gay-latino.org GayLatino. Network activities can be followed on Facebook / redgaylatino; Twitter and Periscope @ redgaylatino. And all the photographic coverage flickr.com/gaylatino.
To read the Declaration of Curitiba Meeting of Gay Latino: http://bit.ly/1O23xb5

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Simón Cazal

Co-Fundador y Director Ejecutivo, SOMOSGAY