Many Central American migrants making their way to the United States border are attempting to escape an array the multitude of ills scourging their home countries, including discrimination against LGBT people “I’m escaping poverty, crime, discrimination and everything,” Cesar, a 23-year-old gay man, told EFE.&ldquo’There is no work or anything. No food. I think I’ve eaten more on this journey than back home.” A native of San Pedro Sula, Honduras’ second city, Mejia was a volunteer at a local NGO that aims to prevent sexually transmitted diseases by handing out condoms and providing information to young people. Cesar struggled to make ends meet, struggling to support his mother — who found herself out of a job at 62 when the factory where she worked closed &mdash on his low salary.


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