Who We Are
Honor 41 is a national Latinx LGBTQ online, 501 c3 non-profit organization that celebrates our community, creates awareness about issues that impact us and builds an online network to support to us.
The word “Honor” means pride in English and Spanish.
The number 41 has a derogatory connotation in Mexican culture. For over 100 years calling someone “41” or associating anyone or anything with that number labeled them maricon/joto which in English translates to calling someone faggot/gay.
By adopting 41 in our name, we reclaim the negative, oppressive power associated to the number; we educate others about this important moment in LGBTQ history; we honor their legacy; and celebrate our own lives and contributions to our communities.
The 41 List is the annual online celebration of 41 Latinx LGBTQ role models, they share their stories in personalized video interviews in English and in Spanish (Espanõl) . To date 204 honorees have been celebrated and their stories can be found here.
Honor41 envisions a world where Latinx LGBTQ individuals can live their lives with honor, by being “out”, with acceptance from their families, friends and community.
Honor 41’s mission is to build an on-line network of Latinx LGBTQ individuals, organizations, allies and friends.