The challenge of being gay in Belize

Updated: Apr 15, 2018


I am Kevin Mendez, a Belizean social justice activist working on LGBT rights and HIV prevention. I am the President and a founding member of Belize Youth Empowerment for Change (BYEC), a youth-led and youth-oriented NGO whose mission is to promote dignity to eliminate barriers affecting youth in Belize through innovative opportunities. I am also an HIV/TB adherence counselor with the Ministry of Health of Belize. I have been a One Young World Ambassador since 2016. Through BYEC and the Ministry of Health, I reach out to Belizeans, in particular LGBT persons, to increase their knowledge on HIV/AIDS and eliminate stigmas and discrimination which prevents access to care and treatment. My drive is to promote health and unity within the LGBT community and... read entire blog here.


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Belize Youth Empowerment for Change is a legally incorporated Non-Governmental Charitable Organization