In the last few months, Puerto Rico’s LGBTQ community has experienced a disturbing spike of violent acts, raising serious concerns that the island’s current government is not doing enough. For this episode of Latino Rebels Radio, host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes human rights activist Pedro Julio Serrano to discuss.
Featured image: People take part in the annual Gay Pride parade in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on June 3, 2018. (RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images)
[…] Seriously, please try to listen to this very powerful #LatinoRebelsRadio podcast episode where I speak with @PedroJulio about the recent spike of anti- #LGBTQ violence in #PuertoRico https://www.latinorebels.com//2020/05/10/lgbtqviolencepr/ … […]
[…] LGBTQ groups who have raised previous concerns about the new Civil Code called the Senate vote “a key victory for transgender people in Puerto Rico” but still raised questions about what it all means going forward, particularly with a dramatic spike of anti-LGBTQ violence on the island. […]