Apr 292013
Movimiento Diversidad COSTA RICA

Groups of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) of Central America held a sit-in in San Jose on Friday during the Summit of U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of the region, to draw attention to violations to their rights.

"We will do a sit-in at the Summit of SICA (Central American integration system), by the public complaint," said the Costa Rican Geovanny Delgado, spokesman for the diversity movement, to the local radio station Monumental, without specifying the place of the protest.

According to the activist, the Central American LGBTI movement sent a letter to the Embassy of United States in San Jose, addressed to Obama, in which call for support in their struggle for their rights.

"It is an effort to make a common front since the situation of LGBTI people is common in the countries of Central America, where rights have been violating human, therefore decided to block-level to take joint initiatives", said the spokesman.

The Group makes "an official appeal to the President of United States, as a defender of LGBTI people in their country", so support them, said Delgado.

Representatives of Central American LGBTI groups will meet from 2 to 4 May to coordinate actions in a region where there is strong resistance to initiatives like the union of homosexuals.

Costa Rican authorities do not even reveal the venue for the meeting between Obama and the Central American Presidents in San Jose, which will take place under strict security.

Newser - groups daily gay of Central America will cry out for rights during Summit with Obama

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