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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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Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Has your LGBTI family been affected by your sexual orientation in PERU?
No (0 %) Yes, my partner and I have been discriminated against (0 %) Yes, my children have been discriminated against (0 %) Yes, we have all been discriminated against (0 %)

The PERU country survey is populated by LGBTI groups who have acted as liaisons with ILGA to identify issues affecting the LGBTI community.

Organizations were asked to discuss 4 broad subjects: the law, the mood (the social climate), the LGBTI movement as well as what would be, according to them, the most pressing campaign in their country.

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How structured and active is the LGBTI movement in your country?
How structured and active is the LGBTI movement in your country?
Surf Out Worldwide is a member-association of both the lgtbiPeru and GayChamberPeru. More than 40 organizations, corporations, conglomerates, communities and groups are members of these two networks with presence in other countries of the world.
How many groups operate?
lgtbiPeru have nearly 20 lgtbi-owned, member-institutions.
GayChamberPeru is active and founder member of the GayChamber Worldwide / GayChamber International. More than 150 organizations, corporations, conglomerates, communities and groups are GChP members in Peru and overseas.
GaySurfersPeru has 6 teams – 3 in Lima, 1 in Máncora, 1 in Órganos, 1 Trujillo.
How long have they existed?
lgtbiPeru was established in 2010.
GayChamberPeru was founded in 1985.
Both networks do not have relation with other lgtbi institutions in Peru.
Surf Out Worldwide is going to be established next Saturday, April 23, 2011.
GaySurfersPeru - Surf Out Peru was founded on January 31, 2011.
How do they interact with the LGBTI community?
GayChamberPeru has an annual congress during July yearly.
lgtbiPeru has an annual convention on last week of June yearly.
Surf Out Worldwide is going to have its first international reunion during the First GaySurfersPeru Surfari Adventure MÁNCORA 2011 from Friday, April 15 to Sunday 24 April 2011.
GaySurfersPeru has meetings every day after dawn patrol and sunset patrol as well as on weekends and holidays.
lgtbiPeru and GayChamberPeru are very hard-dedicated in the whole development and improvement of lgtbi human being with environmental and social responsability and commitment.
lgtbiPeru and GayChamberPeru are "big communities of communities". They are not consider "colectivities" nor "ghettos" because lgtbi-families interact with lgtbi-friendly straight families and population of cities and towns in all Peru.
How do they interact with other civil movements?
Since 2010, GayChamberPeru introduced an international gaycott ―a gay boycott― against public and private institutions involved in corruption, pedophilia, pederasty, influence traffic and other crimes. The first target was the Roman Catholic Church of Peru's "bad clergy". The term "bad clergy" means those bishops, priests, monks, nuns, novices, seminarians, candidates, and laypersons involve in homophobia / lesbophobia / transphobia / biphobia / interphobia besides those crimes mentioned above. The international gaycott suspend and eliminate all type of economical and financial gifts to the Roman Catholic Church in Peru and overseas. Caritas Internationalis network was included in this gaycott in last January 2011. The gaycott includes the closing of relationship with other LGTBI institutions which are homophobic / lesbophobic / transphobic / biphobic / interphobic, or have activities related with pedophilia, pederasty, corruption, and influence traffic too.
The World Emergency Crisis Rapid Response Force (WECRRF) was establish in July 2010 for humanitarian aid and civil protection activities. These activities include,
• Urban Search & Rescue.
• Mountain Search & Rescue.
• Green Building.
• Sustainable Development.
• Relief Aid.
• Logistics.
• Emergency Medical Services.
• Health Care Services.
• Field Food Services.
• Field Hospitals.
• Field Shelters.
• Air/Ground/Water Lift Services.
• Water & Sustainable Energy Services.
• Debris Reduction, Reutilization, and Recycling.
• Emergency Communications.
• Safety & Security Services.
• Volunteer Services.
• Career Opportunities Services.
• Education & Training.
GayChamberPeru has experiences in rapid response in humanitarian crisis as,
• the Magnitude 8,4 Ritcher Puquio (Peru) Earthquake on June 23, 2011 (Aid for more than 350 survivors and wounded in Arequipa, Camaná and Tacna). Note: At least 75 people killed, including 26 killed by a tsunami, 2,687 injured, 17,510 homes destroyed and 35,549 homes damaged.
• the Magnitude 7,5 Ritcher Moyobamba (Peru) Earthquake on September 26, 2005. (Aid for more than 20 survivors and wounded in Lamas and Moyobamba. Note: At least 2 people killed and 11 more were injured.
• the Magnitude 6,7 Chincha (Peru) Earthquake on October 20, 2006. Aid for 1 cooperative of more than 30 families.
• the Magnitude 8,0 Pisco (Peru) Earthquake on August 15, 2007. Aid for more than 1.200 survivors and wounded in Cañete, Castrovirreyna, Chincha, Huaytará, Pisco, and Yauyos. GChP and lgtbiPeru began to give job opportunites to the victims in 2008. Note: A tsunami did occur on the Peruvian coast. It flooded part of Lima's Costa Verde highway, and much of Pisco's shore. It has been reported that the tsunami reached as high as 5 m (16 ft) in the zone of Lagunillas in Pisco neighbourhood's town Paracas. 513 people killed, 2,291 injured, 76.000 houses destroyed, and more than 400 thousand homeless.
• the Magnitude 8,5 Sumatra (Indonesia) Earthquake on September 12, 2007 after three greater than magnitude 7 struck the Java Trench off the coast of Sumatra. The first international operation outside Peru with joint participation of 23 GChWW teams from Australia, Canada, Chile, European Union, Mexico, New Zealand, and Phillipines. Aid for more than 1.100 casualties. Note: 21 fatalities, 88 injured. A tsunami approximately 1 metre high was reported at Padang, Indonesia. A small tsunami, some 15 cm high, was reported at the Cocos Islands. Sumatra was taken off tsunami alert after two hours. Tsunami warnings were also issued in India and other countries around the Indian Ocean soon after the earthquake.
• the Magnitude 7,0 Léogâne (Haiti) Earthquake on January 12, 2010. The second international operation outside Peru. Aid for more than 3.500 casualties. GChP and lgtbiPeru began to give job opportunites to the victims in December 2010. Note: 316.000 fatalities estimated, 300.000 injured estimated, and more than 1.000.000 homeless.
• the Magnitude 8,8 Ritcher Bio Bio (Chile) Earthquake on February 27, 2010. The first operation outside Peru. Aid for more 1.400 casualties. GChP and lgtbiPeru began to give job opportunites to the victims in December 2010. Note: 521 fatalities, The earthquake triggered a tsunami which devastated several coastal towns in south-central Chile and damaged the port at Talcahuano. Tsunami warnings were issued in 53 countries, and the wave caused minor damage in the San Diego area of California and in the Tōhoku region of Japan, where were damaged several fisheries business. The earthquake also generated a blackout that affected 93 percent of the Chilean population and which went on for several days in some locations of the country.
• the Magnitude 9,0 Tōhoku (Japan) Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Radioactive Emergency. Search & Rescue and Humanitarian Relief Aid Task Group 2 was ready for operation. Japan did not accept the offered assistance. A "World LGTBI Relief Crusade for Japan" was established on March 17, 2011.
How do they interact with the media?
GayChamberPeru and lgtbiPeru only intereact with the media through briefings at their websites of both networks and their member-organizations and member-corporations.
How do they interact with the government?
GayChamberPeru and lgtbiPeru do not interact with the Peruvian Government nor Peruvian Regional or Local Governments because influence traffic and lobbyism are crimes according to the Peruvian laws. Many individuals and groups are being investigated for those crimes. Some of them are imprisoned.
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