Protesters Take On Anti-Gay Nicaragua

Dozens of gay activists took to Taipei’s streets yesterday to protest Nicaragua’s anti-gay laws.

Organized by Amnesty International Mexico, activists the world over gathered outside Nicaraguan embassies to take on the Latin American nation’s sexual repression. Protester Emily Wu told Taipei Times:

Nicaragua is the only Latin American country with a law that prohibits sex between people of the same sex. That is not only a violation of the Nicaraguan Constitution, but also of international human rights.

The country’s Article 204 recommends up to three years in prison for sodomy. The embassy didn’t respond to protesters calls, but told press they’d forward the message to the homeland.

Hopefully nothing gets lost in translation.

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One Comment

  • DonPato

    Its about time Nicaragua’s article 204 of the constitution be exposed to the world.

    I congratulate for doing just that and have used pictures and comments from this blog for my web page at

    If you want to know how silly article 204 read the following comment. I am about to make myself a criminal and subject to imprisonment in Nicaragua.

    ”It is possible to live a gay life style and have a happy and productive life being a gay person having many gay and straight friends and relatives that support me in Nicaragua.”

    This is all you have to say to make yourself a criminal in Nicaragua.

    Oddly enough Article 204 is used as a tool for institutionalize child abuse where the many poor children and parents in this country dare not accuse the perpetrator. To accuse anyone a priest, teacher or not so wealthy land owners of male on male contact can equate to justifiable homicide in this place the accusing person can end up jail for liable. Nicaragua has the highest Desiree of underage sex abuse anywhere in Latin America.


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