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Gender & Sexual Solidarity: News & Updates
December 27, 2018
Roxsana Hernández Rodriguez had “deep bruises” on her body and died of dehydration, an independent autopsy found.
July 9, 2018
At the beginning of this year, the Inter-American Court on Human Rights ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. Based on this ruling, Honduran LGBT organizations presented a constitutional challenge against Article 112 of the Honduran Constitution, which prohibits same-sex marriage. To quite some surprise, the challenge was accepted by the court. Now, to see if the state will act on it.
May 31, 2018
Roxana Hernández came to the US with the Caravan of Central American Migrants. On May 25, 2018, she died after five days in US custody in facilities notorious for their freezing temperatures. The Transgender Law Center (TLC), a leading transgender advocacy group, called Hernández’s treatment in US custody “negligent”, and – along with other civil rights groups – has issued a list of demands, including that ICE stop detaining transgender women altogether.
May 30, 2018
To DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Signed by 37 US House Members, including author Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY, 4th district). "We strongly urge you...to ensure that...LGBT individuals are released from custodial detention and that parole or alternatives to detention...are used instead to ensure the safety of this population during their immigration proceedings."
Poor People's Campaign: 40 Days of Moral Action Week One "Somebody's Hurting Our People: Child Poverty, Women, and People with Disabilities"
May 14, 2018
The National Poor People's Campaign has launched their 40 Days of Moral Action across the country. They are calling attention to the issues that marginalized individuals face in our country by engaging in highly publicized, non-violent moral fusion direct action, over a 6-week period in at least 30 states and the District of Columbia.
January 13, 2018
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled on January 9, 2018 that the 20 countries under its jurisdiction must enact marriage equality if they haven't already done so.
July 16, 2017
attempted assassination of LGBTI rights defender David Valle in Tegucigalpa
April 26, 2017
Torture and assassination of transgender woman Sherlyn Montoya, active member of LGBT Rainbow Association.
June 23, 2016
murder of René Martínez, LGBTI rights defender and President of Comunidad Gay Sampredrana for Integral Health, an LGBTI advocacy group based in San Pedro Sula.
April 26, 2016
Ill treatment and arbitrary arrests of José Miltiades Sánchez, director of the organization LGBTI Association Youth Movement (AJEM), as well as Cidar Armando Arias Mendoza and Evin Omar Ponce Garcia, both members of the association.