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Paraguay: Thousands claim LGBT pride in Asuncion in memory of killed journalist Bernardo Aranda

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Hundreds of LGBTQIA+ activists gathered for a pride parade to commemorate journalist Bernardo Aranda in Asuncion on Friday.

Footage shows people gathering and marching through city streets with flags of the trans community and LGBT community.

Bernardo Aranda was burnt in his sleep on 1 September 1959 in Asuncion.

The crime was considered a crime of passion and as it was suspected that the victim was homosexual, it was deduced that the perpetrators of the alleged crime were homosexual and that therefore any homosexual was involved.

As a consequence, 108 male homosexuals were arrested for investigations into the alleged murder and the names of those arrested were circulated in a list that became known as the ‘Case of the 108’.



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