Openly Gay Teacher Murdered in Mexico

Hugo Mendez. photo via Facebook

Hugo Mendez, a gay mexican school teacher, was found dead in his home in Puebla, Mexico.

 Mendez had multiple stab wounds in his body when his neighbors found him, according to San Diego Gay & Lesbian News. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mendez taught a dance group, volunteered frequently in the community, and was an activist. He also received multiple death threats over his sexuality.

“They did not kill him for being a teacher, or for selling costumes, or for having a dance group. They killed him because of his sexual orientation and we are outraged and interested to find out ...who killed him and to the full extent of the law, because he was one of us,” a local human rights activist told Desastre.


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