“When We Were Invisible” – The Fight for LGBT Equality in Perú

It took Gaby Calderón a year before she could accept the fact that she was gay. Seventeen at the time, the Peruvian felt isolated in the Catholic-dominated society with only an outsider’s view of the Lima LGBT community. With no local resources available, she had to rely on websites and information from outside the country to help her navigate her feelings. “Before 2014, it was really taboo to talk about it,” explains Gaby. “It made the whole community invisible. There was no information and it was almost a childhood fear to even look for it.” Finding Others Mustering all...

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