‘Today we can be ourselves’: LGBTI cry out for rights in Panama


Panama City, Jun 25 (EFE).- Holding hands, Aurielis and Ivon arrived Saturday smiling at one of the concentration points in Panama City to participate in a Pride march. “Today we can be ourselves, without being judged. Not every day (members of the LGBTI community) can feel so calm,” they told EFE. These two young women, under 20, are not a couple, but great friends and members of the LGBTI community, whose situation in Panama, in the opinion of both, “has been improving but remains complicated.” In Panama, discrimination and stigma continue, and the rights of the sexually diverse community, such as civil unions or the right to gender identity, are ignored, leaders Ricardo Beteta and Franklyn Robinson told EFE.

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