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LGBT Community in Venezuela Asks for Human Rights
by Jimmy Leon,coordinator
Saturday Sep 29th, 2007 6:58 PM
Press release:

Lobbying the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Cilia Flores.
Positive initiatives across the Americas has been arisen, minority groups are demanding their right to be heard. - Discrimination against minorities and indigenous peoples is the single most important obstacles to their full human development

In Venezuela, The LGBT community is demanding its dignity as well as its rights. African-rapport lobbied the President of the National Assembly Cilia Flores, urging her to listen to the national lgbt organizations.

“With these words of reality that our LGBT community is confronting, we ask the Bolivarian government for support and collaboration with our nationals LGBT organizations, taking note of the proposals and contribution of these organizations of the civil society in the fair, sustainable, and human development of this community”. Wrote the organization.

Earlier this month, El Bloque Socialista Unido de Liberación Homosexual, requested equality of conditions in the Constitutional Reform that is being considered by the National Assembly. In a statements offered to the Legislative Federal Palace, their spokesman Hesley Leonardo Bahamonde Romer insisted that they are recognized in the new constitution reform

"The discrimination and the exclusion respond, to our judgment, to the conservation of practices of the logic of the capitalism of the dominant class and its ideology of the normality" stated the leader.

Reflejos de Venezuela, an organization pro human rights and sexual diversity, had its opportunity to be heard from the National Assembly. The President of the foundation, Elena Hernáiz, expressed concern over the situation of the LGBT community in Venezuela.

Elena Hernáiz required respect

"... This fundamental reason, in spite of having many others, has carried us to wait not for future reforms… WE do not want a sixth or seventh Republic to require the demand of ours right…, we demand it Now… tomorrow will be too late" expressed the President of this organization.

According to a student that African-rapport interviewed, a debate over homosexuality will be launched in a university in San Cristobal in the state of Táchira, Venezuela.

In a letter sent to the Presidents of Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil, African-rapport expressed his concern for human rights in the Americas, and urged the presidents to work together for the promotion of respect and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the Americas, the LGBT community rights was included.

The president of Bolivia, in a letter sent to African-rapport, expressed his solidarity and agreement with the content of the letter.

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