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Dear All,

In the ILGA website it states that male-to-male relationships are "illegal" which in fact is wrong. Homosexual relationships have been decriminalized in PerĂş since 1921 and the law makes no distinction on the legality of a homosexual relationship between males and females. No consensual relationship between adults is illegal. There is a total absence of any legally-recognized union aside from the 'traditional' marriage between one man and one woman, where a long way still needs to be walked, but a "relationship" per se is LEGAL.I would appreciate it f you could correct the data accordingly in the website. Moreover, the laws regarding service in the armed forces were revised in 2009.

Lastly there are laws which prohibit ALL forms of discrimination for sexual orientation and transexual individuals can change their names and gender on legal documents through a legal process and application. While it may be true that the laws regarding discrimination for sexual orientation may just be de jure as opposed to de facto, the fact is that they exist. Consequently, this would need to be updated as well in the ILGA map.

Many thanks!
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(user currently living in PERU) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 17/03/2011 tagged with tourism, at the work place, lgbt families, health, human rights +4
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WORLD LGTBI RELIEF CRUSADE FOR JAPAN

When a floods forced the evacuation of thousands of people in the east of Australia and when a 6,3 earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand, the GayChamber International®, the GayChamberPeru®, the Harvey Milk Movement Worldwide® and the lgtbiPeru® were united to help victims. Now, before the great magnitude of disasters produced by a 9 Ritcher earthquake, a tsunami, several aftershocks and the nuclear radiation exposition and contamination, they join together once more again for a big disaster relief.

►ACTIVITIES
• Fundraising Pajama Parties.

►DATE & HOUR
• Saturday, March 26, 2011. Hours are going to be indicated by each member-organization or member-corporation of the GayChamber International®, the GayChamberPeru®, the Harvey Milk Movement Worldwide® and the lgtbiPeru® in each country.

►DONATION
• € 20,00 EUR @ per person. [http://www.xe.com/ucc/]

►RESERVATIONS
• Closing Date will be on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 1400 hours – local time in each country. Reservations must make effective in the offices and websites of the the GayChamber International®, the GayChamberPeru®, the Harvey Milk Movement Worldwide® and the lgtbiPeru® member-organizations and member-corporations in each country around the world.

►NOTE
Fundraisings will be deposit in the Japan Red Cross Society's banking account inmediately after audit.

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►DONATIONS DIRECTLY TO JAPANESE RED CROSS SOCIETY AS FOLLOW◄

Name of Bank:
• Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation: http://www.smbc.co.jp/global/index.html
 
Name of Branch:
• Ginza.
 
Account No.:
8047670 (Ordinary Account).
 
SWIFT Code:
• SMBC JP JT.
 
Payee Name:
• The Japanese Red Cross Society.
 
Payee Address:
• 1-1-3 Shiba-Daimon Minato-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN.

Thank you once again for your generous offer. It is surely the source of encouragement for the affected population in Japan.

Source:
• © 2011 · 日本赤十字社 Japanese Red Cross Society.
◘ http://www.jrc.or.jp/english/relief/l4/Vcms4_00002070.html
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