ADDED ON: 06/29/2018

Nicaragua’s LGBT Community Urges Ortega to Resign

06/28/2018 | Yahoo News

Nicaragua’s LGBT community joined with devout Catholic adherents on Thursday in demanding the resignation of President Daniel Ortega and an end to political violence that has left 220 dead in just over two months. Sounding horns as they carried multicolored flags, LGBT protesters demonstrated in the capital Managua. “In this dictatorship we have also felt we have no rights. We are part of this new revolution. Ortega has to leave,” Damaso Vargas, a 25-year-old transgender told AFP. He said was wearing black to honor those killed. Elsewhere in the city, the papal nuncio Waldemar Stanislaw presided over the Mass of the Blessed Sacrament in the Cathedral: “Pope Francis asks us to be builders of the peace of Christ, calling for the cessation of all violence, the avoidance of useless bloodshed,” he said in the homily.

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