The gang members took Marco by surprise, attacked him, and dragged him to a cemetery in Copán, Honduras.
They beat him repeatedly over the head with beer bottles. Then, they yanked his hair, pulling at it by the roots. When he tried to shield himself from the blows, shards of glass from the broken bottles cut his eye. Blood ran down his face.
Then they told him why they were beating him.
“This is what we do to gay people,” one of the men said. “You are disgusting and a bad influence.”