Empowerment Award: Mariano Batalla Garrido, Costa Rica, 2017.
Mariano Batalla has been awarded by IGUALITOS.AS with the empowerment award; this as a result of the iinspirational figure he became during 5 years of co-working with Herman M. Duarte Iraheta, founder of Igualitos.as. It was because of Mariano that Herman was able to get the professional formation and confidence to become a leader for the LGBTI community in Central America.
The significant award Mariano received was the original claim that was presented at the Constitutional Chamber.
EMPATHY AWARD: Ross De Bouillon Gamboa, costa rica 2017.
The Igualitos.as empathy award is given to outstanding invidivuals who display a unique compromise for the LGBTI cause. Ross showed this ideals and was awarded due to his work for ellaboration the apollogy of hate report that was filed for the 161th period of Interamerican Commission of Human Rights. Ross is also part of the consulting team of HDUARTE-LEX.
THE HOPE AWARD, MASSIMO MARTINOTTI
The Hope Award is given to those individuals who has given us HOPE of a better world, of a better tomorrow. Massimo gave us that when our co-founder, Herman M. Duarte met him.