The LGBTTI, Fundmentalist clash, CARIFLAGS presence at the OAS in 2013 Strong

Published: June 5, 2013

The United Belize Advocacy Movement has been going to the OAS attending Latin American and Caribbean meeting since 2007 shaping the Coalition declaration statement and lobbying CARICOM leaders to support or dialogue on Sexaul citizenship in the Caribbean. As a coalition we have been able to pass five resolutions between 2008 to 2013 with lead support of Heartland International. We met at the Royal Palace in Guatemala City for two days to strategize on the coalition declarative statement and plot out our course of action for the week and next year:

Of note, the Coalition held half of its meetings in Guatemala City and drove as a group to Antigua for the OAS Civil Society Dialogue, meeting with other coalitions like Drugs, Sexual and Reproductive Rights Campaign to chat about strategy and at a meeting in Antigua  where we were able to meeting not only the campaign, but the US Alternative Mission Representative  Mayra Ahern to chat about language access, and providing technical assistance to help CARICOM countries understand the needs of its L.G.B.T citizens better. This meeting took place in Antigua,Guatemala on June 2nd, 2013.

I must report however, about the first moments at the Civil Society Dialogue  on June 3rd with accredited Civil Society members and their engagement with  a Venezuelan politician who was allowed to speak in a Civil Society space seen on the left  that started a a loud chant against his presence.

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