LGBT rights advancing in Puerto Rico

421509_10151335755883437_853069722_nLGBT rights are advancing in Puerto Rico as a consequence of decades of amazing activism and a change in government last November. The Task Force has been at the forefront of this struggle for the past seven years, through the collaboration and leadership provided by our Pedro Julio Serrano.

These efforts include speaking out against hate crimes and anti-LGBT violencestanding in solidarity with the Puerto Rican LGBT community; meeting with Congressman Luis Gutierrez to ask for support in this struggle against anti-LGBT violence; and the Task Force’s National Religious Leadership Roundtable convening in Puerto Rico to express support.

Recent media coverage spotlighting this critical work includes an Associated Press story and this ABC News profile that calls Pedro Julio “Puerto Rico’s most prominent human rights activist.” Last Saturday, he also participated in a debate on the popular international TV show Sábado Gigante. Watch here:


Today, Pedro Julio participated at HuffPost Live with Alicia Menendez to discuss the measures promoting LGBT rights in Puerto Rico and the rapid shift in culture toward inclusion. Watch it here.

Also, you can watch a summary of what happened in HuffPost Live Here:


The Task Force is committed to LGBT rights in Puerto Rico and will continue to support the LGBT community in the island until they achieve full equality.

And we just got the video of the full debate at HuffPost Live that you can watch here: