Brandon Emmanuel Saucedo Merida

Brandon is originally from Chiantla, Huehuetenango and was selected as a GOJoven Guatemala Fellow when he was 24 years old. He is a human rights defender, political activist, and student of Industrial Psychology. Coming from a line of activists, he began getting involved as one himself at the age of 13 performing theater for human rights, which opened the doors to a consciousness of and commitment to working for others. Over time, he came across many opportunities to strengthen his skills in political citizenship and youth participation, community communication, and creation of participation and advocacy tools. As a member of the LGBT community, and because of all the marginalization and stigma that they face, Brandon is an advocate for their rights to sexual and reproductive health, safe sexual practices, and respect for their integrity.

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