Ambassador Dogu’s Remarks at National LGBTQI+ Convention


I would have loved to be with you today, but I could not. 

I appreciate the invitation and I hope to be able to accompany you in the near future.

Today I address you with a message of support and empowerment.

And even though I’m not with you in person, my commitment to the community to create a world where equality and respect prevail is unwavering.

You deserve to be recognized, accepted and celebrated for who you are, without fear of discrimination or prejudice.

That is why it is important that you all unite and support each other, fostering an environment of inclusion and understanding in all areas of society.

By doing so, you will be able to fight intolerance and create a future where you can live without fear.

Today I want to remind you that your sexual identity and orientation are valid and deserve to be defended.

Each person has a crucial role in this fight for equality.

Whether it’s raising our voice, providing support to those who need it, or educating them about the importance of respect for diversity.

Take advantage of this event to strengthen your ties as a community, forge alliances and continue working for a more inclusive and just world.

We will be able to overcome obstacles, challenge stereotypes and open paths towards a more egalitarian society.

I understand that today you will discuss the Amapala Accords in detail.

This important document represents a historic step for the LGBTQI+ community in Honduras.

Getting organized and getting agreements like this is not easy.

They should be very proud of what they have achieved.

Finally, even though I couldn’t be physically present, you have my support.

Keep fighting with pride and determination!

I celebrate your achievements!

The United States and I will continue to be allies and advocates for your rights.