Gays fest their day and slam the government
Santo Domingo.- The 8th annual National LGBT Pride 2015 motorcade wound its way through Greater Santo Domingo on Sunday with the massive support by the public, especially from residents of the city’s sprawling barrios.
LGBT collective spokesperson Michelle Cornielle railed against the government policy she affirms jeopardizes gays. "We will not accept the Foreign Ministry’s exclusion of sexual diversity."
Another spokesmen Leonardo Sánchez said LGBT groups and organizations “have created the necessary alliances in civil society and other socio-political actors to delegitimize the national human rights plan, if the intent is to exclude any discriminated population persists."
"It’s inconceivable that the Foreign Ministry fails to meet the needs of the country’s sexually-diverse people creating non-discrimination policies that exclude LGBT people, when in recent surveys found that the LGBT population is the most vulnerable and most discriminated against, according to 74% of the population," Sanchez said.