Bolivia: Lesbians discriminated against on bus

LaPazBus Apology

A lesbian couple reported through their Twitter account that a PumaKatari bus official discriminated against them, interpreting that the act of boarding the bus holding hands implied “a lack of respect for families.”

Following the reaction of many users and more information from the complaint, the La Paz Bus company expressed its apologies using its account on the same network. “PUBLIC APOLOGY
Through this means we are aware of your case, and we already have inbox contact with you, in the first instance it is appropriate to ask for our sincere PUBLIC APOLOGIES. Our commitment is to provide the best transportation service in Bolivia,” La Paz Bus wrote.

The complainant considered that she and her partner had a difficult time boarding the bus, which even brought her girlfriend “to the brink of tears,” and wondered if PumaKatari officials do the same with heterosexual couples. “I would like to know how many heterosexual couples do the Puma make cry for being together? How many are publicly humiliated for looking at each other with tenderness?”

“I want to be told with numbers. How many times have you approached a heterosexual couple to tell them to have RESPECT FOR FAMILIES? ”

(Translated)

Una pareja de lesbianas denunció a través de su cuenta en Twitter que un funcionario del bus PumaKatari las discriminó entendiendo que, al ingresar tomadas de la mano al bus, el acto implicaba “una falta de respeto a las familias”.

Luego de la reacción de muchos usuarios y más elementos de la denuncia, desde su cuenta en la misma red la empresa La Paz Bus expresó su disculpas. “DISCULPAS PÚBLICAS A través de este medio tomamos conocimiento de su caso, y ya tomamos contacto inbox con Usted, en primera instancia corresponde pedirle nuestras sinceras DISCULPAS PÚBLICAS, nuestro compromiso es brindar el mejor servicio de transporte en Bolivia”, escribió La Paz Bus.

La denunciante consideró que ella y su pareja pasaron un momento difícil al abordar el bus, en el que incluso su novia “bajó al borde de las lágrimas”, y se preguntó si los funcionarios del PumaKatari hacen lo mismo con parejas heterosexuales. “Quisiera saber a cuántas parejas heterosexuales hacen llorar en el Puma por estar juntas? A cuántas les humillan públicamente por mirarse con ternura?”

“Quiero que me digan.con números. Cuantas veces se han acercado a una pareja heterosexual a decirles que tengan RESPETO POR LAS FAMILIAS?”
(Original)

Continue reading at: http://www.la-razon.com/sociedad/bolivia-discriminacion-pumakatari-denuncia-lesbianas_0_3194680530.html (Source)

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