Hate crimes against LGBT+ people in Chile are on the rise. The Chilean government can take action to stop this violence, but we need your help to pressure them.
Chile is going through a wave of hate crimes against LGBT+ people. And we need your help to pressure the Chilean government to take action.
Over the last few months, the number of hate crimes against LGBT+ people in Chile has been on the rise. To name just a few:
• A couple suffered a lesbophobic attack in which one of them was stabbed to death.
• Two gay men, who were LGBT+ activists, were beaten to death in their apartment in Santiago, the Chilean capital.
• In another part of Santiago, a young gay man was left with his face disfigured after a homophobic attack.
• A gay couple was insulted and assaulted by security guards at a supermarket in Quilpué, a small city in Chile.
• A viral video showed a young man being tortured, beaten, and marked with homophobic hate slogans.
• An online video game is inciting players to kill actress Daniela Vega, who is trans.
And the list keeps going...
But what must the Chilean government do to stop the anti-LGBT+ hate crimes? There are two steps:
(1) The President of Chile should put urgency to the reform of the Anti-Discrimination Law, and secure the necessary resources and infrastructure for its implementation.
(2) That the Undersecretary of Human Rights and the Undersecretary of Crime Prevention should, together, urgently present a comprehensive plan to address violence against LGBT+ people in Chile.
Sign the petition and tell the Government of Chile: no more violence against LGBT+ people!
This campaign is organized in partnership with Chilean organization Fundación Iguales.