Kisses, flags and proclamations against homophobia marked the international commemorations in Costa Rica. In the capital, LGBT and human rights activists from various groups came together for a vigil outside the headquarters of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the evening of Friday, May 17 – a place dubbed an ‘Oasis of Respect’. Candles were lit, placards and messages brought, as participants underscored their commitment to fighting for justice, in Costa Rica and internationally.
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Activists hold a vigil outside the headquarters of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Costa Rica