ADDED ON: 06/02/2022

Peru continues to lag behind other Latin American countries on LGBTQ rights

06/01/2022 | Washington Blade

Peru is one of the few Latin American countries without pro-LGBTQ laws, and this evident backwardness in comparison to neighboring countries translates into a lower quality of life for those who do not identify as heterosexual. LGBTQ Peruvians are highly vulnerable because of their sexual orientation and gender identity, and they also lack a regulatory framework that recognizes and protects them. This reality makes it more difficult for them to fight for equal rights in the areas of health, education and work, among others. So-called conversion therapy is still allowed in Peru, and attempts to “heal homosexuality” remain legally protected.

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