Case History: Juan José Zambrano
On 29 March 2016 human rights defender and transgender woman Ms Jlo Córdoba was shot and wounded in Tegucigalpa, which followed the attempted killing of LGBTI rights defender Mr Juan José Zambrano in Ceiba, on 24 March 2016.
Juan José Zambrano is a member of the Asociación para una Vida Mejor de Personas Infectadas y Afectadas por el VIH/SIDA en Honduras – APUVIMEH (Association for a Better Life for People Infected with and Affected by HIV/AIDS in Honduras). APUVIMEH works with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community and those affected by HIV/AIDS in Honduras. It operates a shelter for people with HIV/AIDS and those of the LGBTI community called Casa Renacer and runs several projects including a program for prevention of HIV/AIDS and sexual infections, and a gay youth project. Juan José Zambrano is also the nephew of prominent human rights defender Ms Sandra Zambrano, director of APUVIMEH.