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Mariel Perez-Santiago

Senior Associate, LGBT
August 12, 2016
Last Sunday, Jamaica culminated its second-annual LGBT Pride with a family picnic on the beach. Members of the LGBT community, activists, and allies gathered last week for a series of events under...
June 27, 2016
I recently traveled to El Salvador to meet with activists working for full LGBT equality. Karla Avelar, Executive Director of COMCAVIS Trans, is one of them. Karla Avelar greets me with a warm...
January 20, 2016
A gay couple arrested arbitrarily by police, a transgender man unable to get a job because of transphobia, and thirty-three transgender women killed since 2006 in possible hate-motivated murders....
November 20, 2015
“The worst…has already happened to us,” said Nicole Santamaría in a recent meeting with Human Rights First. She referred to discrimination, threats, violence, and the brutal murders of members of El...