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Honduras

LGBTI Rights in Honduras


ADDED ON: 07/01/2021

Inter-American court rules Honduras responsible for transgender woman’s murder

In an unprecedented decision in the history of Honduras, the Honduran state was found guilty today of the extrajudicial execution of transgender activist Vicky Hernández, which occurred on the night of June…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2021

Case of murdered Honduran trans woman could set legal precedent in region

An international court is examining whether the Honduran government was complicit in the killing of Vicky Hernández, a 26-year-old trans woman fatally shot on the night of the country's 2009 coup d'état.…

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ADDED ON: 05/03/2021

Court could force Honduras to stop ‘social cleansing’ of trans people

International LGBT+ advocates are waiting anxiously for the verdict of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which monitors human rights in the western hemisphe. The top tribunal was prompted to intervene last…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2021

Honduran LGBT+ advocates in legal bid to stop same-sex marriage ‘lock’

Honduran LGBT+ advocates on Thursday mounted a legal challenge to changes made to the constitution by lawmakers that make it harder to reverse the existing ban on same-sex marriage. Last month, members…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2021

What’s next for these transgender asylum seekers stranded in Mexico?

Kataleya Nativi Baca, 29, can see the yellow grasslands of San Ysidro, California, from the crests of Tijuana’s hills. The palm trees swaying less than a mile from her shack are rooted…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2021

Honduran lawmakers vote to lock in bans on abortion, same-sex marriage

TEGUCIGALPA, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Members of the Honduran Congress voted on Thursday to amend the constitution making it much harder to reverse existing hard-line bans on abortion and same-sex marriage, as…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2020

Trans People at Risk in Honduras

William Alejandro Martínez, a trans man from Honduras, stood up for his rights when military police officers stopped him in Comayagüela in May 2019 and asked to see his identity card. They…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2020

Rights group denounces Central America anti-LGBTQ violence

Human Rights Watch criticized Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala for failing to stop violence against LGBTQ people in a new report published on Wednesday, which also denounced the United States for denying…

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ADDED ON: 09/29/2020

Journalist who condemned anti-LGBTQ violence, corruption in Honduras murdered

A journalist in Honduras who publicly condemned anti-LGBTQ violence has been killed. CNN en Español reported two men on a motorbike shot Luis Almendares three times in Comayagua, a city that is…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2020

Coronavirus Leaves Migrants along Mexico-U.S. Border even More Vulnerable

Jaime Antonio Marin Rocha and his mother, Yolanda Rocha, run Jardín de las Mariposas, a shelter for LGBT migrants in the Mexican border city of Tijuana. Marin told the Washington Blade on…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2020

House Democrats to ask ICE to release all transgender immigrants in custody

House Democrats are preparing to ask the Department of Homeland Security to release all transgender immigrants being held at long-term federal immigration facilities. Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois is leading the…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2020

How the U.S. immigration system nearly tore this LGBTQ couple apart

After living as an openly gay couple in Honduras, Oscar Juarez Hernandez and Darwin Garcia Portillo thought the United States was the last place where their inability to get married might get…

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