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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGTBI) community of Costa Rica will hold a festival on June 27 to 30 that aims to celebrate the sexual diversity.

The president of the Diversity Movement, Marco Castillo, told reporters that the festival was chosen to recognize the defender of the people, Ofelia Taitelbaum due to his work on behalf of the rights of the LGBTI community.

The aim of this festival is to raise public awareness on the rights of people of diverse sexual preferences and advocating for legislation guaranteeing economic rights to same-sex couples, according to organizers.

The activities will be held in the Social Guarantees Square, in downtown San Jose, and among other things include a space for families with members of different sexual preferences, a festival of electronic music and a carnival.

The Festival will conclude on Sunday June 30 with the “March of Diversity” that will cover the Paseo Colon and Avenida Segunda, the main roads of the city of San Jose.

For years the LGBTI community of Costa Rica has denounced discrimination against spanning from the personal area to work, so driving laws ensuring their rights.

In the Costa Rican Congress stalled the bill Coexistence Companies, which among other things guarantees property rights and access to credit for same-sex couples.
This initiative is opposed by the Catholic Church and other religious and political groups.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose Costa Rica

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