LGBTQ image of the week: Medell’in holds vigil for 6 victims of abhor crimes so far this year
LGBTQ image of the week: Medell’in holds vigil for 6 victims of hate crimes so far this year
People in the city of Medell’in, Colombia took part in a vigil in honor of the victims of anti-LGBTQ hate crimes this year on Tuesday, April 5.
Six LGBTQ people in the second largest city in Colombia have been killed so far, more than in the whole year of 2021.
The victims include Hern’an Mac’ias L’opez, who was found dead in a hotel room bathroom at age 30 this past March. Police believe he was tied up and strangled.
Juan Danilo Bedoya Rom’an was found dead in March as well in his bedroom. His mother found his body undressed with his feet and hands tied up.
While authorities are saying that the murders were “isolated events,” LGBTQ people in Medell’in believe that they’re connected.
“They have the same pattern,” a source told the Washington Blade. “One has to think that they are serial killings and in different neighborhoods in the city.”