Category: Diverse voices
Shortly before May 17, the international day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, I’m writing this article to reflect on something that has gained momentum in the last few years and doesn’t seem to stop. But to put it in context, I think it is important to mention some background information to better illustrate the situation:
There exist three political realities in Honduras that we need to take into consideration when talking about the LGBTQI+ community; the first one is that what is not named does not exist, the second is we are all inherently political because we seek to be part of the decision-making process and third is that human rights are progressive, the government cannot center itself in conservatism if it wants to promote a liberal democratic lifestyle.
Text: Teddy BacaGraphic: Daniel FonsecaTranslated & Edited by: Jorge Paz Reyes Many things have happened since I last wrote for Contracorriente: I finished some diploma
One year after the decision in the case “Vicky Hernandez and Others vs Honduras” where the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (ICHR) ruled in favor of the LGBTQ+ community and led President Xiomara Castro to apologize on behalf of the Honduran government for the killing of trans activist, Vicky Hernandez, in a public ceremony in May, the fight of the LGBTQ+ community for equality and gender recognition continues. In a Twitter Space organized by Contracorriente, leaders from the different LGBTQ+ collectives discussed the current state of the movement and their experiences with the new government.