What Gay Life Is Like In The Dominican Republic


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Being queer in the Dominican Republic is safe, but the country is still behind on anti-discrimination laws, according to Leonardo Sanchez, the executive director of Amigos Siempre Amigos. 

"We are trying to fight for equality with the heterosexual community," Sanchez told HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps. "Because, you know, gay [people] could lose their jobs if they show themselves as an openly gay person. If you are an openly gay person, maybe you cannot get the job you are in capacity to find. It is because of the stigma and discrimination."

Watch Sanchez describe gay life and the work that remains to be done towards equality in the Dominican Republic in the video below


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