Bogota, Colombia Mayor Creates LGBT Affairs Department

Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro has created a special group to fight sexual orientation and gender based discrimination in Colombia's capital, according to Colombia reports:

PetroThe group, a subcommittee of the city's Social Integration Secretariat, is aimed at raising awareness of important issues in the minority community. The LGBTI Affairs Branch plans to construct a district center that will house educational materials and host events promoting LGBTI culture.

98% of Colombian homosexuals have reported being discriminated against, according to a LGBTI Public Policy poll, as have 96% of bisexuals and just under 100% of transgendered people.

Posted April 17, 2012 at 10:55am ETC by Andy Towle
in Bogota, Colombia, News