Increasingly, people from across Latin America are speaking out in favor of marriage for same-sex couples. From family members to friends to teammates, people in Latin America know the power of loving and supporting the same-sex couples in their lives.
In this launch video of the Sí, Acepto Peru campaign, meet María, the mother of Katy and José Armando. She speaks about her children, including her son José, who is gay, and how she dreams of him being able to marry his spouse in Huancayo and experience love and acceptance across Peru.
Watch the story of Danny – his rugby team, family and friends support him unconditionally and are ready to participate in this campaign about respect and family. Learn more about this story of acceptance from these Panamanian athletes, who say Si Acepto to their gay teammate.
William Sánchez García from Heredia and Isabel Cristina Campos Cascante from Bolson share the story of their son Esteban coming out to them as gay and how they grew to accept and love him for who he is.
Three players from a rugby team in Costa Rica talk about when their teammate came out to them as gay – and why they accept him for who he is.
In Tilarán en Guanacaste, Costa Rica, a father and mother talk about their love and support for their three children, including their daughter, who is gay.
Two siblings from Desamparadas in San José, Costa Rica speak out in support of their sister, Priscilla, who is a lesbian. They share why they support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples like Priscilla and her partner.
Every gay and lesbian person is a member of someone's family - and no member of anyone's family should be told it's illegal to marry the person they love.
A Costa Rican family explains why they support civil marriage for same-sex couples.