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LGBTI Rights in Honduras


ADDED ON: 05/11/2022

Honduras government admits responsibility for transgender woman’s murder.

The government of Honduras on Monday publicly acknowledged it is responsible for the 2009 murder of a transgender activist. Vicky Hernández was a trans activist and sex worker with HIV who worked…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2022

Denmark, Honduras join U.N. LGBTI Core Group

Denmark and Honduras have joined a group of U.N. countries that have pledged to support to LGBTQ rights. “Denmark is deeply honored to officially enter into the LGBTI Core Group,” tweeted Denmark’s Permanent Mission…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2022

Transgender immigrants who fled Latin America still face uncertainty in the US

Paloma Vazquez envisioned a new start in Houston. After immigrating from Honduras to escape transphobic violence just six months prior, the 29-year-old was ready to move into her new apartment. Her dream…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2022

Three queer people violently killed in Honduras on the same day

Three LGBT+ people have been murdered on the same day in Honduras in a spate of violence indicative of the horrific circumstances for queer folk in the country. On Wednesday, 2 February,…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2022

Prominent transgender activist murdered in Honduras.

A prominent transgender activist in Honduras was killed on Monday. Reportar sin Miedo, the Washington Blade’s media partner in Honduras, reported Thalía Rodríguez was shot in the head outside her home in…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2021

Gay man elected to Honduran congress

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — An openly gay man in Honduras made history on Sunday when he won a seat in the country’s Congress. Grajeda will serve alongside Congresswoman-elect Silvia Ayala of…

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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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