A gay couple from the LGBTI caravan of Central American migrants got married yesterday (17 November).
Pedro and Erick are the first of seven LGBTI couples in the so-called caravan to get married.
The sweet images from the ceremony, officiated by two women, show the couple moments after saying ‘I do’.
The two men shared a kiss and hugged surrounded by journalists and volunteers from human rights organizations.
Congrats to Erick and Pedro! The first LGBT couple of 7 from the migrant caravan to get married today. pic.twitter.com/6t3Snt6jZV
— Sarah Kinosian (@skinosian) November 18, 2018
The LGBTI caravan arrived in Tijuana
Hundreds of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico to seek asylum in the US have reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana this week, the BBC reported.
The group of 400, which includes LGBTI migrants, broke away from the larger caravan of 5,000 people in Mexico City. Many also say they parted ways with the main group after having experienced discriminatory treatment by local residents and fellow travelers.
They are seeking asylum from some of the most anti-LGBTI countries in the world, such as Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
While the larger caravan has largely been making its journey on foot, the splinter LGBTI group has traveled by bus. They reached Tijuana on Tuesday 13 November.
The journey began from the city of San Pedro Sula in Honduras on 13 October, 2,700 miles away from Tijuana.