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Asociación LGTB Arcoíris

The Arcoíris LGTB Association of Honduras was founded on August 1, 2013. The organization aims to empower and inform the the LGTB communities of Tegucigalpa and Comayaguela with respect to questions of holistic health, defense and promotion of human rights, advocacy, research, and dissemination. Arcoíris' programs are directed towards lesbian and bisexual women, gay and bisexual men, trans men and women (transsexual, transgender, transformist, and transvestite), and also towards the heterosexual population with the goal of raising awareness and reducing the societal stigmatization of LGTB persons. Arcoíris works to raise awareness and train workers in health centers, schools, parent groups, etc. They also research the diverse problems facing the Honduran LGTB community: hate crimes, migration and the situation of LGTB persons in exile, and behaviors and practices related to HIV/AIDS.

Arcoíris forms part of the Sexual Diversity Committee of Honduras, a space for analisis, reflection, and political decision making for sexual diversity organizations in Honduras.

Donny Reyes, coordinator of Arcoíris, currently serves as one of two representatives of Honduran civil society organizations in the National Council for Protection of Human Rights. Said Council was formed as part of the passage of the Law for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, Social Communicators, Journalists, and Justice Operators.

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