Special Envoy for the Rights of LGBTI Persons Visits Bolivia

randy-berry-750x450On July 18, the first U.S. State Department Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, Randy Berry, visited Bolivia to hold several meetings with officials and activists of the LGBTI community.

The State Department created the Special Envoy position in 2015 to know more about and support the rights of LGBTI people worldwide, as a fundamental human rights issue. Mr. Berry met with Human Rights Ombudsman David Tezanos, La Paz Mayor Luis Revilla, journalists, and several leaders of the LGBTI community to learn more about the recent passing the Gender Identity Act and to express support for the efforts of authorities and civil society groups to reduce cases of violence against transgender people.