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Trans woman Bárbara (Babi) Trindade left paraplegic after murder attempt

Trans woman Bárbara (Babi) Trindade left paraplegic after murder attempt

In another (and unfortunately usual) regrettable episode of violence against the Brazilian transgender population, Bárbara (Babi) Trindade, 22, a transgender PSOL (Partido Socialismo e Liberdade – Socialism and Freedom Party) activist, was left tetraplegic. Domingo Mendes, who belongs to a locally influential family, was dating Bárbara at the time. On April 3rd, following the spread […]

Autocarro do ódio transfóbico detido em Madrid

Autocarro do ódio transfóbico detido em Madrid

Um autocarro com um transfóbico discurso discriminatório foi posto a circular pelas ruas de Madrid por um grupo de ódio espanhol, o Hazte Oír, mas rapidamente foi posto fora de combate pela reação, que não se fez esperar. A Associação das Famílias de Crianças Transsexuais Chrysallis lançou em Janeiro passado a campanha “Há meninas com […]

The ballad of Ágatha Mont

The ballad of Ágatha Mont

The National Council to Combat Discrimination and for the Promotion of the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite and Transgender (CNCD / LGBT), which is linked to the Human Rights Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic, published on March 12, 2015 in “Diário Oficial da União” a resolution that guarantees transgender students the right […]

Transgender woman stabbed 23 times

Transgender woman stabbed 23 times

On Jan. 4th 2017 L. C. Marinho became the first of the known 19 Brazilian trans people murdered so far this year. This happened in the early hours of Wednesday, 4th of January. L. C. Marinho, 33, a trans woman, was murdered inside her house located in the Vida Nova set in Santa Luzia neighbourhood, […]

Trump Smears Civil Rights Icon John Lewis on MLK weekend

Trump Smears Civil Rights Icon John Lewis on MLK weekend

People are coming out of the woodwork to defend John Lewis after Trump criticized him Earlier in the week, Rep. John Lewis announced that he would skip the 2017 presidential inauguration. According to Lewis, he did not consider President-elect Donald Trump to be a legitimate president amid allegations that the 2016 presidential race was tampered […]

Trans woman attacked, Sister defends, Police are forced to respond

Trans woman attacked, Sister defends, Police are forced to respond

The brutal beating of Taísa Silva, a Brazilian transgender woman would have been regulated to back page news and offbeat blogs if not for her cisgender sister Luciana. A video recorded by bystanders of her defending her unconscious sister against three young ‘men’ and shared on social media went viral making it impossible for law […]

Transgender mother and son victims of hit and run

Transgender mother and son victims of hit and run

Transgender mother Bárbara Pastana, and her 2 year old son Pietro, were victims of a transphobic assault on Tuesday October 4th in Belém do Pará, Brazil. The attack occurred when she was taking her Pietro to the kindergarten by bike. “Every day I go out (in the Bengui neighborhood) and take my son to school […]

Attack on Brazilian Transgender Woman Natylla Mota Demands a Response

Attack on Brazilian Transgender Woman Natylla Mota Demands a Response

The attack on a Brazilian trans Woman Natylla Mota widely shared on social has left even the most hardened LGBT heart in shock. The gruesome violent attack recorded by multiple bystanders left no doubt as to the perpetrator’s identities, yet advocates in this northeast state doubt that there will be justice if action isn’t taken. […]

Sobre DSTs, Checkpoints e Centros Comunitários

Sobre DSTs, Checkpoints e Centros Comunitários

Quando apareceram os primeiros checkpoint, que como se sabe são ferramentas fulcrais na luta contra esse flagelo mundial que é a SIDA (e as restantes DSTs), toda a gente ficou contente, tínhamos enfim um sítio onde se podia ir sem se sofrer de discriminação. É certo e sabido que, em qualquer lado onde se vá […]

15 more Brazilian Transgender Murders, Suicides and death by Pumping

15 more Brazilian Transgender Murders, Suicides and death by Pumping

These are the latest known deaths of transgender people in Brazil, the majority of them being murders. I read a Facebook post by a transadvocate who was visiting Brazil shortly after August 8th, and was mortified after learning about the three murders that had just taken place in surrounding cities.  She seemed relieved that the conference […]

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