Friday, August 20, 2010

"Not Worth a Penny" - Human Rights Watch paper addressing violence against LGBT in Honduras

During the IHRC's most recent teleconference on the plight of individuals living with HIV/AIDS in El Salvador and Honduras, panel participant Dan Torres spoke of a Human Rights Watch Paper, "Not Worth a Penny," available at the following link, which addresses abuses based on gender identity and expression, including rape, beatings, extortion, and arbitrary detentions, by law enforcement officials in Honduras.  For more information on Entre Amigos, an organization mentioned by panel participant Ana Montano working for respect for, and the defense of, the human rights of gays, bisexuals, lesbians, transsexuals, and inter-sex in El Salvador, please visit the following link.  The web site for the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, which provides free and low-cost legal services to people with HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area, can be found at the following link, and the web site for Proyecto Poderoso of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, which seeks to improve legal services for low-income LGBT people in rural California, can be found at the following link.

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