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ADDED ON: 05/18/2018

Liberia’s LGBT Community Seek Rights Ahead of Int’l Day against Homophobia

05/17/2018 | Front Page Africa

In Liberia, mentioning the rights of homosexual and bi-sexual is considered a taboo, while engaging in such practice is a criminal act under the law. But Rights groupings in Liberia are advocating for the inclusion and rights of minority communities which includes Lesbian, Gay, Bio-Sexual and Trans-gender (LGBT) people. Action Aid-Liberia in collaboration with Stop Aids in Liberia (SAIL) is using the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia which is slated for May 17 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people in Liberia and elsewhere. Evan Adofo, Program Manager of SAIL, said the celebration is created social consciousness and it is observed around the world. Adofo said there are too many discrimination, abuse and violence against LGBT people face globally. “We have to engage State actors, even though there are laws but we have to make them to understand that LGBT are humans,” Adofo said.

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