Violence against LGBT individuals in El Salvador
The Denver publication Westword has a cover article this week which shines a light on violence against LGBT persons living in El Salvador. The story, titled Coming Out to America, tells the story of Kassandra, a transgender Salvadoran woman fled to the US, seeking asylum from the violence, prejudice and persecution she faced at home. A 2010 report to the UN titled The Violation of the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons in El Salvador provides an overview of the situation facing LGBT individuals in the country. The story of Kassandra puts a personal face on that situation.