11 Jun '11, 12am

Rights Groups Demand an End to Anti-LGBT Murders in Puerto Rico

LGBT and human rights groups have published statements calling on the Puerto Rican government to take action and help end what has been called an epidemic of violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans citizens in Puerto Rico where a spate of murders have rocked the community over the past year and a half, with three killings reported in just the past few days. While these murders have affected the entire community, it seems that trans citizens have been especially targeted. From the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force : The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is calling upon authorities to act immediately to address the ongoing anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) violence in Puerto Rico. In the past week, three LGBT individuals have been killed. On Tuesday, Ramón Salgado was found dead along the side of a highway in Humacao; Karlota Gómez Sánchez, a t...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/human-rights/blog/groups-dema...

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