South & Latin America » Peru
Gay Guide Peru
Homosexual acts among consenting adults are legal. Although, marriage and other legal rights are still not part of Peru's constitution. Recently, movements like "Imaginary Couples" lead by an openly gay journalist and a group of well known people in Peru have started a campaign for gay and lesbian rights under the phrase, "Love is not a crime" (www.amarnoesundelito.pe). Gay and Lesbian couples acceptance in their families is still tentative and based on no overt demonstrations. Homosexuality can be used in the legal system as grounds for separation and/or divorce. Lima, the capital, and Peru in general are starting to move forward with LGBT rights, but lag behind the USA and European countries.
Cities in Peru
Name: Perú · Pérou
Location: Western Coast of South America
International country code: 51 (omit 0 from area code)
International access code: 00
Language: Spanish, Quechua
Area: 1,285,216 km² / 496,222 sq mi.
Currency: 1 New Sol (S/.) = 100 Céntimos
Religions: 85% Roman Catholic, 13% Protestant
Climate: The highlands are best from Jun-Aug, and the beaches Dec-Mar. The rainy season is Dec-Mar.
Important gay cities: Lima
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