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.