Marlan Pena, 20, from Trujillo, and Xiomara Enriquez, 29, from Santa Rosa de Copan.
The couple met on the journey north, somewhere in southern Mexico. Their stories of departure, however, are very similar to those of others in the Honduran LGBTQ community – they are frequently harassed and attacked especially in the more conservative parts of the country. A string of catcalling incidents that escalated into outright threats of sexual violence pushed Marian Pena to leave her coastal city, where she said she faced daily harassment.
- Credits Tomás Ayuso/IRIN
- Themes Migration Human Rights
- Regions Americas United States Mexico Honduras