Guatemalan General Election Brings Two Gay Men Fighting For LGBT Rights
Two gay men are running for Congress in the country of Guatemala.
General elections are happening in Guatemala this year, and the political race is rampant with conversation about corruption in the executive branch. In addition, rampant poverty has forced several citizens to emigrate out of the country.
Plus, a new bill called Initiative 5272 was introduced to the country’s Congress in an attempt to “protect the institution of marriage between a man and a woman, freedom of conscience and expression and the right of parents to guide their children in the area of sexuality.”
In midst of all this, two gay men are running for open seatw in Congress, according to the Washington Blade.
Aldo Dávila is the executive director of a Guatemala City-based HIV/AIDS Service group called Asociación Gente Positiva.