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VENEZUELA

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals

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Traveled to VENEZUELA with a partner? Did your hotel or guesthouse react to your sexual orientation?

The majority of people visiting this site have said It was not an issue at the hotel

I stayed at a gay or lesbian hotel (0 %) It was not an issue at the hotel (50%) I felt uncomfortable at my hotel (0 %) I was refused accommodation because of my sexual orientation (50%)

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José R. Merentes (user currently living in VENEZUELA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 01/09/2010 tagged with human rights +5
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Venezuela's national Ombudsperson Office deals with sexual diversity:

In a landmark decision, the national Ombudswoman for Venezuela, Gabriela Ramirez opened a consulting office for the human rights of sexual diversity in the country. This office, for which I was appointed, is responsible for spreading the issue of sexual diversity in the work of the ombudsperson office. The first meetings with the Board have been very promising. In May this year, the ombudsperson Office organized an international seminar entitled ¨ Sexualities, Sexual diversity and human rights ¨, which was attended by Co-secretary General of ILGA, Gloria Careaga, as well as several officials from national human rights offices throughout Latin-American and well-known human rights activists.
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José R. Merentes (user currently living in VENEZUELA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 01/09/2010 tagged with human rights +5
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Venezuela's national Ombudsperson Office deals with sexual diversity:

In a landmark decision, the national Ombudswoman for Venezuela, Gabriela Ramirez opened a consulting office for the human rights of sexual diversity in the country. This office, for which I was appointed, is responsible for spreading the issue of sexual diversity in the work of the ombudsperson office. The first meetings with the Board have been very promising. In May this year, the ombudsperson Office organized an international seminar entitled ¨ Sexualities, Sexual diversity and human rights ¨, which was attended by Co-secretary General of ILGA, Gloria Careaga, as well as several officials from national human rights offices throughout Latin-American and well-known human rights activists.
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