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Gender & Sexual Solidarity: News & Updates
April 23, 2016
Assassination attempts against LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) rights advocates Juan José Zambrano and Jlo Córdoba. Juan José Zambrano is a member of the Association for a Better Life for People Infected with and Affected by HIV/AIDS in Honduras (APUVIMEH) which works with the LGBTI community and those affected by HIV/AIDS.
April 2, 2016
March 28, 2016
Back from her 2-week delegation to Honduras with the topic Women Leading the Way to Justice and Peace, Sophie will report from her experience of peaceful resistance in the country with the highest homicide rate in the world.
After learning for two weeks from the people protecting their traditional lands and resisting the violence by Tahoe Resources, Wilber will talk about his journey to the counrty directly north of his native El Salvador.
Come and discuss with us:
How can we better act in solidarity with the people in Central America?
February 11, 2016
assassination of Paolo Barraza, a transwoman and board member of the LGTB Rainbow Association (Asociación LGTB Arcoíris) in Comayaguela.
February 6, 2016
The InterReligious Task Force, in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University, presents the 16th annual Social Justice Teach-In as a great opportunity for people of all ages to learn about critical human rights issues and practice hands-on skills to organize for change. This annual event attracts 500+ participants, many from area high schools and colleges. The Teach-In will provide participants with information, skills, and resources to support their own social justice programming at their schools and congregations.
October 15, 2015
assassination of two LGBT rights advocates and members of Association for a Better Life (APUVIMEH) (Gloria Carolina Hernández Vásquez and Jorge Alberto Castillo) and patterns of intimidation by police against other APUVIMEH members (Sandra Zambrano, Cristian Daniel Cortes Sagastume, Silvio Gerardo Artola, Carlos Alberto Cardona Varela)
September 24, 2015
assassination of three LGBT rights advocates (Violeta R., Angy Ferreira, Juan Carlos Cruz Andara), threats against six, and attacks on four over the past five months.
August 15, 2015
killing of two (unnamed) transgender women in Cali, Valle del Cauca Dept., and the injuries of a third woman; 15 killings of transwomen have been documented in Colombia this year, including four in Cali.
June 13, 2015
assassination of transwoman and human rights defender of the LGBTI community Francela Méndez Rodriguez and her friend Consuelo Flores in Sonsonate