From the Honor 41 website:
Honor 41 is a national Latina/o LGBTQ online, 501 c3 non-profit organization that promotes positive images of our community, creates awareness about our issues and builds an online family/community.
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 take away the negative, oppressive power associated to the number; we educate others about this important moment in LGBTQ history; we honor their legacy; and honor our own lives and contributions to society.
Here’s the complete list of 2014 honorees (alphabetical order):
Lazaro Lola Veronica Concepcion
Rafael De Arce
Brenda Del Rio Gonzalez
Billy Gil and Erik Jimenez
Silvia "Biby" Gonzalez
Zoey and Ofelia
Angel J. Martinez
Joel Martinez and Xavier Mejia
Jonathan B. Menendez
Edgar Quiñones Cervantes