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Honduras Experiences Large Spike in LGBT Murders

Jim Burroway

December 22nd, 2009
Walter Trochez

Walter Tróchez, showing his injuries after having been kidnapped by suspected members of Honduras security forces.

We reported on the murder and burial of Honduran LGBT activist Walter Tróchez who was murdered in a drive-by shooting on December 13. His assassination is believed to have been carried out by Honduran security forces. He had been kidnapped and beaten in a six-hour kidnapping ordeal by captors who interrogated him about the resistance to the current Honduran government which came to power in a coup d’etat. He escaped his captors, but not before they threatened to kill him.

The Miami Herald investigates a large spike in anti-LGBT murders in the last six months since the Honduran president was overthrown in a right-wing coup. Human rights advocates say that as many as 18 gay and transgender men have been killed in the past six months, which is as as many as the five prior years.



December 23rd, 2009 | LINK

Jim- Just because the Miami Herald chooses to ignore the APA style guide doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know better.

It is extremely insulting to refer to mtf trans people as “transgender men.”

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