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El Salvador warns over consequences of hateful speech

San Salvador, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Community Lgbtiq+ of El Salvador warns today that hateful speech against them will increase crimes and decrease health care.

In recent days the issue has gained strength in the country and as the community says the government message will cause an increase in crimes in diverse populations, and will also cause a decrease in health care, especially for those who have a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD).

The term Lgbtiq+ is formed by the acronym of the words lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, transvestite, intersexual and queer, and the + symbol at the end is to include all groups that are not represented in the previous letters.

Yesterday spokespersons of the LGBT+ Broad Movement in statements to the newspaper El Mundo expressed their alarm at what their already large membership in the country is facing.

Karla Guevara, spokeswoman for the group, stated that with the increase of hate speeches there are obviously victims within the Lgbtiq+ population, there are homicides, there are aggressions for the population, then we are again concerned that we are a target of attacks of these hate speeches, we can see it in social networks, she said.

People are advocating crime, saying that Lgbtiq+ people should be killed, so we are also concerned about that, she said.

She also pointed out that this is a campaign to cover up the real problems that afflict the Salvadoran population, promoted by international conservative groups.

“The campaign against sexual diversity will not solve the systemic challenges in education, health, economy, environment, and others that affect our country.

No attack on sexual diversity will erase, much less solve, these problems,” a movement statement said.

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