Hundreds of Puerto Ricans marched on June 6 in the island’s 20th Pride event, held in San Juan’s beachfront El Condado neighborhood. Olga Orraca, coordinator of the Rainbow Pride Coalition, which organized the march, said that that this year’s event was intended not only to reaffirm the community’s visibility but also to denounce hate crimes against LGBT people. Orraca and Human and Constitucional Rights Commission president Osvaldo Burgos criticized the inaction of the police in dealing with hate crimes eight years after a hate crimes law went into effect. (SentidoG, June 6 from El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico)
From Weekly News Update on the Americas, July 4.
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