Ancash Noticias reports on homophobic attack on famous television host Huaraz

F riends and relatives of known professional stylist and television host Eduardo Rosales Rodriguez condemned the brutal aggression of which he was the victim last night, near the Cultural Centre of Huaraz. Witnesses said a doctor was responsible for the attack, which allegedly attacked Rosales from behind while this young makeup artist returned to his home after a dinner.

Some people near Rosales denounced this act as homophobic. ¨Family, friends and coworkers of Rosales totally repudiate this fact and asked the local authorities to efficiently attend to the complaint raised against the doctor¨, so informed a statement. The name of the doctor is mentioned in the link below.

The Huaraz Telegraph reported on homosexuality in their July edition mentioning that ¨equal rights are really necessary because when you look at the number of cases involving violence and discrimination against homosexuals, you could start believing that Peru is a no-man’s-land. The latest victim is 30-year-old Emiliano Chinchay Leiva who was walking through the streets of Lima when assailants intercepted and attacked him with a stick before leaving him for dead. Relatives said Victor could not identify his attackers, but they hoped a surveillance camera in the street could¨.

And ¨Peru is a macho country and that coupled with having a president who refuses to speak out on the topic of homosexuality, doesn’t make life easier for homosexuals, especially in terms of acceptance. But actual LGTB rights in Peru are not helping gay society either. Yes, same-sex sexual activity is legal, and since 2009 gays and lesbians have been allowed to serve in the military, and people have a legal right to change gender if they wish. But there are no anti-discrimination laws in existence, nor anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services or on hate speech. Joint adoption by same-sex couples is still forbidden, as is step-child adoption by same-sex couples¨.

The Huaraz Telegraph openly supports homosexuality and favours gay marriage.

Source: http://ancashnoticias.com/detalle-noticia.php?id=ancash.4731

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