Various organizations from El Salvador organized diverse public actions for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2014. Highlights included a street march and action at the Monumento a la Constitución (Constitution Monument) in the capital, San Salvador. Communities and government representatives also came together to discuss hate crimes against GBLTI communities, as well as the role of faith in constraining and supporting sexual and gender rights in the country.
Actions by Fraternidad Gay Sin Fronteras
The group Fraternidad Gay Sin Fronteras (Gay Fraternity Without Borders), organised a series of specific activities around the IDAHOT 2014. Some highlights included:
- A national consultation on government progress on hate crimes against GBLTI communities.
- An event at the LGBT Violence Prevention Center of Nicaragua, in El Salvador.
- Discussion regarding World-MCP Funds (Country Coordinating Mechanism) in relation to GBLTI communities, and the use of Bank funds.
- Event on Fair Faith, Churches and Hate Crimes in El Salvador, sponsored by USAID-ALDES.
Street March in the Capital
A street march, which was organised and attended by a variety of GBLTI and civil society organizations also took place in San Salvador, bringing together hundreds of people.
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