The International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia 2013 in Colombia was marked with various official proclamations, endorsing May 17 actions around the world, and in Colombia. A ‘March for Victory Against Homophobia’ took to the streets of Cartagena, whilst the government of the state of Sucre launched a new anti-violence campaign.
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Flying the flag in Bolivar
The governor of the state of Bolivar flew the rainbow flag on the central balcony of the ‘Palace of the Proclamation’. The pride flag flew alongside the flags of Colombia and the state of Bolivar.
March in Cartagena
In Cartagena, a ‘March For A Victory Against Homophobia’ was held, focused on the question of impunity for hate crimes in Colombia. The march proceeded colourfully, through the streets of the city, whilst LGBT rights activists held up posters with photos of victims of homophobia and transphobia.
Activists in Cartagena, Colombia protesting homo/trans/lesbophobic hate crimes, May 17
Anti-violence campaign in Sucre
The government of Sucre, also launched the campaign ‘No to violence against women and homophobic discrimination’ on May 17, and created a new foundation to combat gender-based violence and all forms of discrimination, especially towards LGBTI people.
- El Tiempo: Bandera LGBTI se izó en la gobernación de Bolívar
- El Universal: No a la violencia de género y la discriminación de los LGTB