Puerto Rico LGBTQ activists join earthquake relief efforts

By : Michael K. Lavers OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Volunteers with Waves Ahead, a Puerto Rico LGBTQ advocacy group, on Jan. 12, 2020, provide assistance to earthquake victims in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. (Photo courtesy of Waves Ahead)

LGBTQ activists in Puerto Rico are among those who have joined earthquake relief efforts in the U.S. commonwealth.

A group of volunteers with Waves Ahead, a group based in the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan, over the weekend traveled to Guayanilla and other municipalities on the island’s southwest coast that suffered extensive damage from a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck on Jan. 7.

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