.- Spokesmen for radical homosexual organizations said this week top officials at the Organization of American States (OAS) have expressed their commitment to promoting the homosexual agenda throughout the region.
According to the newspaper âLa Prensa,â âfor the first time, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transvestite, transgender and inter-sexual organizations had a voice in meetings taking place parallel with the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, which took place in Panama.â
Gay and lesbian activists met with the Secretary General of the OAS, Jose Miguel Insulza and with leaders of the delegations of member states.
Members of the âtranssexual communityâ denounced the violence that some transsexuals are subjected to in different countries and that is âpromoted by a legal system that fosters cruelty, repression, violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity.â
Silvia Rosibel, who represents Nicaraguan transsexuals, said that while many members of the OAS are ignorant of âthe reality that we experience,â Secretary General Insulza and the Panamanian ambassador to the organization, Aristides Royo, expressed their commitment âto working for respect for the rightsâ of gays, lesbians and other sexually defined social groups.
Natasha Jimenez, a prominent gay rights activist in Costa Rica, told La Prensa homosexuals groups have achieved results at the OAS, and that the organization has respected the gender identity of homosexuals. âThe name tag I had as participant at the assembly identified me as a woman, and not by my legal name as a man.â