LGBT Activist in Honduras: Death Under Investigation

The body of gay journalist and LGBT activist Erick Martinez has been found in a ditch near the side of a road in the village of Guasculile, outside of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

The exact circumstances of his death are under investigation. Police said the social activist’s body had neither injuries nor bruises; however, homicide is being considered, as his death has been attributed to asphyxia.

Martinez, 32, was a member of the Kukulcan Association that advocates gay rights, and participated in the founding of the Diversity in Resistance Movement (MDR).

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