LGBT Group of Migrants Move Ahead of Caravan Heading to U.S.

An LGBT group of migrants has separated themselves from the massive caravan headed to the U.S. from Central America. They arrived in Tijuana on Sunday, weeks ahead of most of the caravan. The Voice of San Diego reported that they began organizing during the long journey and an internal count of nearly 120 LGBT migrants joined together. They are now the first of approximately 3,600 migrants headed for the northern Mexico border. Cesar Mejia, one of the LGBT migrants from Honduras told reporters, “Whenever we arrived at a stopping point the LGBT community was the last to be taken into account in every way. So our goal was to change that and say, ‘This time we are going to be first’.” Members of the LGBT group of migrants in Tijuana are fleeing from their homes in Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. The majority of them plan to request asylum in the U.S. as members of a persecuted class through the port of San Diego.