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Another trans woman murdered in Brazil, 2 were shot

Another trans woman murdered in Brazil, 2 were shot

A 28 years old transwoman, known locally as ‘Mel” was found dead in a forest along the BR-060, in the urban area of Rio Verde, in southwestern Goiás. According to the Civil Police, one mototaxi driver passing by the local smelt something strange and triggered the authorities. The body was found on Sunday (3) it […]

Trans activist Laura Moyano attacked at home

Trans activist Laura Moyano attacked at home

La Plata Trans activist Laura Elena Moyano was brutally beaten Dec 23rd in her apartment by two men. She suffered multiple cuts, her face was disfigured and she was a stabbed in the lung. Laura was admitted to the San Martin hospital in critical condition. Moyano, a student of Journalism and Communication at the UNLP is […]

Trial for the murder of beloved trans activist Diana Sacayán to proceed

Trial for the murder of beloved trans activist Diana Sacayán to proceed

Femicide charges were confirmed allowing the trial to proceed for the murder of trans woman Diana Sacayán. Argentina femicide criminal code allows no mitigating factors to be introduced when the crime is perpetrated someone who had an intimate relationship with the victim. The Constitutional Court agreed with the judge Gustavo Pierreti, who said Gabriel David Marino and Félix […]

Transgender woman Katherine Johnson of Little Rock, R.I.P.

Transgender woman Katherine Johnson of Little Rock, R.I.P.

Transgender woman Katherine Johnson of Little Rock Arkansas took her own life Jan 5, 2016. While her family’s obituary misgenders her and uses her birth name, her friends posted about Katherine on her facebook profile commiserating with one another, remembering and commemorating the life of transgender woman Katherine Johnson of Little Rock Arkansas. The Transgender […]

Trouble Brewing for Transgender Model in Nepal

Trouble Brewing for Transgender Model in Nepal

  migme Mega Model is a modeling reality TV show in Nepal. The show pits a number of Nepali women against each other to win the chance at kick starting a career in Nepal’s modeling industry. After a five-year hiatus, migme Mega Model is back for the third season. Although the auditions started in April, the filming halted […]

One suicide Two Murdered in Mexico

One suicide Two Murdered in Mexico

Year  after year transgender people worldwide end their lives because of hatred and rejection from society. In most cases this pain comes from being rejected by the general public. But sometimes that rejection comes from the ‘LGBT’ community for not ‘complying’ with the stereotypes that society dictates. A  young Mexican woman, Chanel Siqueiros, 24, had […]

Honduran trans activist Alexandra Andino to refugee in Spain

Honduran trans activist Alexandra Andino to refugee in Spain

Alexandra Andino, born in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa, where she was a leading activist, fled from Honduras in 2009 after being kidnapped and tortured. Today she has a refugee status in Spain. In an interview with a Spanish newspaper, she reported the hell that forced her to flee Tegucigalpa, how she was abducted, sexually and […]

Gay Teen, 15, Sets Himself On Fire Following Homophobic Bullying

Gay Teen, 15, Sets Himself On Fire Following Homophobic Bullying

A fifteen year old boy from Agra, India, (who has remained unidentified by the press) set himself on fire this Sunday following homophobic abuse he received from school mates. Reports are saying that the student was discovered being intimate with a fellow male student in a local park, and subsequently received harassment and abuse.  Following […]

Twitter Issues New Guidelines For Tackling Hate Speech

Twitter Issues New Guidelines For Tackling Hate Speech

The social media giant Twitter has come under fire over the years for it’s somewhat laid back approach to policy regarding what is and isn’t acceptable conduct on their website.  Well, it would appear that Twitter have taken some of that criticism on board as they have issued new rules regarding abusive behaviour from its […]

New birth certificates for trans people in Tijuana, Mexico

New birth certificates for trans people in Tijuana, Mexico

Last December, 15 people from the trans community in Baja California received new birth certificates with corrected names and gender by the state commissioner of Sexual Diversity said Marin Jaime Rocha and by Tita Viveros, founder of the Unión de ‘Trans’ de las Californias (California’s ‘Trans’ Union). According to Rocha Viveros, they needed to travel […]