More than 100 LGBT advocacy groups in Colombia have endorsed the peace deal between the country’s government and a rebel group that would end a decades-long war. Colombia Diversa, Caribe Afirmativo and other organizations launched a campaign on Tuesday that urges Colombians to vote for the agreement in a referendum that is set to take place on Oct. 2. The groups made their announcement a day before the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia formalized the deal in Havana. “Recognition of and respect for the rights of women, indigenous people, people of African descent, LGBTI and other population groups is necessary for the country to live in peace and to be able to fully develop its citizenry,” says Caribe Afirmativo on its website.
August 27 / Washington Blade