New York City coalition responds to anti-LGBT violence in Puerto Rico

A coalition of New York City elected officials and organizations today released a report that documents the hate-motivated violence against LGBT people in Puerto Rico. This report comes out just a week after the most recent transgender victim was found shot to death in Loíza, Puerto Rico. In the past eight months, seven LGBT individuals have been killed on the island.

“This is about members of the Puerto Rican lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community feeling safe in their communities and being able to take care of the ones they love,” says Pedro Julio Serrano, communications manager of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. “New York City’s LGBT community stands with the Puerto Rican community in response to this rash of murders and demands that they receive proper investigations by the local authorities.”

Read the full press release here.

To download a copy of the report, please go here.