Do you have advice for LGBT rights activists in Belize?

Published: September 26, 2012

What strategy should an LGBT rights group pursue when homophobic religious leaders launch a counterattack?

That’s what Caleb Orozco, executive president of the United Belize Advocacy Movement, wants to know.

He is hoping that experienced LGBT activists and others around the world will make suggestions in the comments section below.

Earlier this month, the country’s health ministry withdrew a health manual over concerns about how it discussed homosexuality. Here’s the situation, as Orozco describes it:

As Belize’s legal challenge of its sodomy law moves through our Supreme Court, we have found the Christian right conflating our case with the issue of gay marriage. They have also conflated the broader issue of advancing the human rights of LGBT persons with the manual for health and family life, and then made even more assertion.

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