Octavia Acuna Memorial Page

June, 2005, Octavia Acuna, a Mexican gay rights activist, died from multiple stab wounds. News reports indicate there is concern that Acuna's partner and other gay activists could also be in danger.

According to a news article published on the PlanetOut web site, Acuna's shop was broken into and vandalized twice and that human rights groups in Mexico did little about those incidents. Acuna was found in his store. Because nothing was stolen from the shop, robbery is not believed to be the motive.

Evidently, Amnesty International has taken up Acuna's case. They are asking that Acuna's partner be protected and are asking for an investigation of the murder. More information about Octavia Acuna can be found at the following web sites:

PlanetOut - Mexican activist murdered in anti-gay attack

365gay.com - Human Rights Group Calls For Investigation Into Gay Activist's Murder

Amnesty International - USA - Urgent Action Note on Octavia Acuna

Those who want to support Amnesty International and other human rights groups in their efforts to improve the human rights of people of sexual minorities may wish to vist the following web sites:

Amnesty International - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered Concerns

Amnesty International - International

Amnesty International - Australia

Amnesty International - Canada

Amnesty International - Mexico

Amnesty International - New Zealand

Amnesty International - South Africa

Amnesty International - United States

Amnesty International - United Kingdom

International Lesbian, Gay Association - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered Concerns


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