Never Forget

Transgender Day Of Remembrance: Paying Tribute To 10 Victims of Violence

 

Briget Makaligton, 25 (?)
Location: Comayagüela City, Honduras
Died: January 7, 2011

Makalington, who strangled to death by an unknown assailant, was one of six trans women killed in a two-month period near the start of 2011. The attacks, which ranged from shootings to stonings, took place in urban areas including the capital, Tegucigalpa, as well as Comayagüela and San Pedro Sula. Human rights groups say that, since January 2010, there have been more than 50 murders of LGBT people in the country, which has one of the highest murder rates in the world.