It was a hard, constant and strategic work in which several activists from different LGBT organizations in La Libertad region united to fight for a regional ordinance that will protect the community against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The regional ordinance was approved on June 3rd, 2014, but because it was not published officially, then it was not a legal norm yet. After doing the respective monitoring, the LGBT ordinance from La Libertad Region was finally published as a legal norm in the official Peruvian newspaper named El Peruano on September 6th, 2014.
The LGBT ordinance from La Libertad region protects the LGBT community against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity which includes all distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on sexual orientation or gender identity that has as a purpose or as a effect the nullifying or impairing equality before the law or equal protection by the law, or recognition or enjoyment or exercise on equal conditions, of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
This regional ordinance will protect the LGBT community in the areas of education, health, work, as a consumer, personal freedoms, right to petition, right of access to public service, personal security among other rights. It is important to remark that the task of promotion and implementation will be a task for the whole community to do, so there are not cases of discrimination or if the cases arise, to make the corresponding claim. This is the first step in the advancement of human rights of the LGBT community in La Libertad region.
You can read the regional ordinance here:
Yvo Minchon, gay activist