ADDED ON: 02/05/2019

El Salvador official talks presidential election, LGBTI rights, migrants

02/03/2019 | Washington Blade

A Salvadoran government official on the eve of the country’s presidential election acknowledged there is “uncertainty” over how the results will impact efforts to advance LGBTI rights. Cruz Torres, director of sexual diversity for El Salvador’s Ministry of Social Inclusion, told the Washington Blade on Saturday during an interview at an LGBTI-friendly church in the country’s capital of San Salvador that frontrunner Nayib Bukele, founder of the anti-corruption New Ideas movement who joined the right-wing GANA party in order to run for president, met with LGBTI activists when he was mayor of San Salvador from 2015-2018.

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