Seychelles president welcomes LGBTI activists

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08/09/2022

The LGBTI community in the island nation of Seychelles has achieved a new level of social and political recognition. Evidence of that achievement came on July 21, when President Wavel Ramkalawan met with leaders of the local advocacy organization LGBTI Seychelles. The meeting came six years after the Seychelles repealed its law against same-sex intimacy, in 2016. LGBTI Seychelles (LGBTI Sey) was upbeat about the discussion, as seen in this Facebook post: “July 21 — We had a good discussion with President Wavel Ramkalawan this morning – a first for LGBTI Sey! ? We gave an overview of the work we’ve been doing as an NGO. We also briefed him on some key areas of concern in line with our strategic plan and, how we can collaborate with government to further improve the lives of LGBTQ+ persons and the advancement of human rights.

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