Brazil TDOR 2016 more than all of Europe combined
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133 deaths mourned by Brazil TDOR 2016 that’s more than all of Europe combined, since record keeping began.
This year we made a commitment to report on the violence committed against Brazilian transgender peoples. And we have reported on these crimes as the rest of the world seems them, often in horrific graphic detail.
We know that posting about Brazil’s violence in this way has driven away hundreds of our readers, just look at the shares now, compared to the beginning of the year. But this must be done.
This isn’t list couldn’t possibly include every murder or socially induced suicide. The Brazilian media routinely misgenders transgender victims using their birth names which often makes the discovery of their deaths difficult if not impossible. In order to honor those victim’s authentic gender, we abbreviate all but the last names of victims who were disrespected in death.
Every third day on the average a Brazilian transgender human is shot, hanged, or burnt alive. But the murders are never committed methodically, they come on waves sometimes 3 or 4 in a day. And they aren’t tracked by any national agencies so in reality if it were not for LGBT organizations no one would know, much less care.
This list does not portend to be exclusive. We have used cutting-edge technology in this post and have stumbled a few times, regretfully missing the 20th of November target date. There has been so many murdered, but we included all even if it was just an image on social media and here’s why.
Brazilian news and blogs routinely misidentify the victim’s gender, use their birth names and classify most as anything but an act of transphobia.
But thanks to Editor Eduarda Santos and
Rede Trans, a Brazilian advocacy group, the media’s horrific treatment of trans victims has changed significantly in the past year. We see more news reports correctly identifying transgender victims. And even some firsts, such as the ground-breaking prosecution under Brazil’s newly adopted femicide law named in honor of Maria da Penha..
Our Brazilian trans community needs to find a way out of this transphobic abyss. So many are murdered because they are involved in high-risk activities such as prostitution and drugs. Some would argue that decision to engage in these activities was a free choice. But more often not it’s anything but a choice, but out of desperation and the only way to find income.
Many trans people find themselves homeless in their teens, ostracized by the Catholic church, shunned by society and unemployable. Finding a refuge in the lawlessness underworld is the last, but sadly short-lived alternative.
Jenifer Toledo, 27, asphyxia, 10/31/2016, Camboriú - SC
Taina, 22, - stabbed, 09/05/2016 Londrina - PR
Unidentified, shots, 11/03/2016, Guarus - RJ
Chicago - shots - Recife - PE 09/09/2016
Biloca, shott/ 9/18/2016, Ceará Mirin - RN
Chaiene, shot, 9/24/2016 Paudalho - PE
Shena, stabbed, 09.28, 016, Aracaju - SE
Rafael, 17, shot, 9/27/2016, Porto Alegre - RS
WRA Beaten to death, 08/10/2016, Duque de Caxias - RJ
Unidentified, asphyxia, 10/13/2016, Sorocaba - SP
Yasmin Montoy, 20, beating, 10/16/2016, São Paulo - SP
Julia Sofia, 20, stabs, 10/21/2016, Natal - RN
WM, 20, beaten, 10/24/2016, São José dos Campos - SP
Lorena Reyes, 32, beaten, 10/25/2016, Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Spain
Gaby, 4/2/2016, murdered by police, Goiânia, Brazilian state of Goiás
Larissa - 31, shot, 06/15/2016 São Paulo - SP
H. JS - 37, 9/13/2016, sharps - the fifth site - BA
Pamela 16 shot 09 /09/2016 Conceicao do Jacuipe, BA
Trans woman,stabbed, 09/09/2016, Gravataí - RS
Lili, shots, 2/11/2016, Laranjeiras - SE
Pamella , 23, shot with an officers gun while dancing dies 5/2/2016
Trans woman, 31, burned alive, 10/29/2016, Belo Horizonte - MG
Pitty, stabbed 15 times, 11, 08, 2016, Paragominas - PA
Bianca Bittencourt , hanged, 10/31/2016. Natal - RN
Kayla Lucas França,non-binary, 1/3/2016 suicide, Sao Paulo, SP
Nina, 24 stoned, 10/26/2016, Paudalho, PE
Bellah Soosa, cause unknown, 10/30/2016, Cariré - EC
Alynda milk, 29 years,11/07/2016, Manaus - AM
Bruniele, shot,, 08/29/2016, Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil
Erika, 30, shot dead at home,08.25.2016, Cuiaba, Mato Grosso
Hilda, 46, 3/9/2016.strangled, Alliance, Pernambuco, Brazil
Thiemy Oliveira,24, stabbed, 08/08/2016, Maringa,Paraná, Brazil
Daiane Brazil,shot, 06/29/2016, Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Bebel ,45, Brazilian trans woman stabbed, 6/29/2016, Firenze, Italy,
Transwoman stabbed 08/08/2016, Londrina, Paraná. Brazil
Paty Lobo, 8/13/2016. shot, Poço Verde, Sergipe, Brazil
Tiffany Rodrigues, 23, asphyxiation, 08.08.2016 Alta Floresta - MT
Brenda, stabbed, 8/20/2016,,Castanhal, Pará
Feh Lopes, shot 7/26/2016, Brasilia - DF,
D, Day, trans man ,33, clubbed, 07/09/2016, Venda Nova do Imigrante - ES
TFB, Brazilian transsexual, 30, murdered in Rome - Italy 07/29/2016
unidentified, 07/27/2016, shots, Betim, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Bibis, 49, shot 10 times, 7/30/2016, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Transwoman beaten by male celmate 08/16/2016, Belo Horizonte MG
Adriane, 43, 08/1/2016, São Pedro da Aldeia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Transgender woman beaten, 6/18/2016 Cidade de Deus, Amazonas
Lorran Lorang,19, hanged, 6/22/2016, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro
Trans woman, stabbed, 6/17/2016, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Cris Santos da Silva, 27, shot, 5/15/2016, Manaus, state of Amazonas
Suzana Mattano, 41, stabbed, 01/12/16 Arena do Jacaré, Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais state, Brazil,
Vanessa, 35, 04/09/2016, shot in the head, Paranaguá, Paraná,
woman without identification, 6/13/2016, 03 stabbed, Belo Horizonte,
Camilla Rios, 32, 3/14/2016 shot , Rio das Pedras, Rio de Janeiro
Luana Biersack, 14, drowned, 5/13/2016, Novo Itacolomi, Paraná
Suellen, shot, 6/12/2016, Lauro de Freitas, Bahia,Brazil.
T.E.de M.Geremias, 37 transwoman stabbed ,2/16/2016 Valinhos, SP
Transwoman, 07/11/2016, Sao Luis, Maranhão, Brazil
Transwoman, stabbed, 07/13/2016, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
DR S, 48, stabbed, 07/08/2016, Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Nickolle Rocha, 21,beating, Caxias do Sul, state of Rio Grande do Sul
Jade. killed by asphyxiation, 07.09.2016, Balsas, Maranhão,
Edmara, 7/20/2016, beating, Palmas, Tocantins, Brazil
Pandora, 26, stabbed, 07/03/2016, San Sebastian, Alagoas, Brazil
María la del Barrio, 9/3/2016, Manaus state of Amazonas.
Julia Almeida, 29,immolated, 06/26/2016, Ituverava - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Alex, 8,killed by father, 1/17/2016/, Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte
Sheila Santos, shot, 6/24/2016, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Patricia Tavares, stabbed, 06/06/2016 - Sao Leopoldo - RS
Danyelly Barby, 24,shot, 6/25/2016 - Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo
AP S. - Trans- man, 22, 4/5/2016, shot, João Pessoa, Paraíba. Brazil
Transwoman, strangled, 6/15/2016, Palmares Paulista. Sao Paulo
Nayara, 23, 07/22/2016, 6 shots, Goiania, Goiás, Brazil
Gabriela Rodrigues, 03/28/2016, shots, Aparecida de Goiania, Goiás,
W. L. LC, 23 years, 5/1/2016, stabbed, City of Macapá, Amapá, Brazil
Luana,, stabbed,6/24/2016, Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Erika Rojas, 4/22/2016, city of Formosa, state of Goiás, Brazil
Michele de Souza, 22, shot , 05/15/2016 - São José do Rio Preto, SP
F. Hilário, trans man, 1/27/2016, beaten, Curitiba, State of Parana
W, a. Pires, 17, 05/10/2016, hit with hammer, Manaus, Amazonas
Lauandersa, 30 stab wounds, 5/16.2016, Caucaia, state of Ceará
O. S. Borges, 4/27/2016, beaten to death city of Imperatriz, Maranhão
Nicole Alves, May, death by silicon injection, Facebook
Paula, beating, 05/20/2016 - Goiandira. state of Goiás, Brazil
E.M. Santos, 36,, 2/22/2016, femicide, Manaus. state of Amazonas
Camilla Rios, 32, 3/14/2016, shot, Rio das Pedras, Rio de Janeiro.
Ana Hickmann, 30, shot, 5/15/2016 - Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil
Adriana Leite, 5/2/2016, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
Leticia Silva, 22 , shot, 05.05.2016, Belém, Pará, Brazil
Sabrina, 26, beaten to death, 24/07/2016, Bahia, Brazil
Márcia Cabrita, 38, no signs of violence, at home , Senhor do Bonfim, Salvador, Brazil
Henrick Neves, aka Livia de Castro, Drag Queen, 1/30/2016 is shot to death during a Robbery. Source social media, no arrests.
lA., shot, 03.29.2016, Aracaju Sergipe, Brazil.
D. L. R. Tables and D.L. O. Silva,, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul.
Bruna, 25, 2/24/2016 shot 4 times, João Pessoa, Paraíba.
Keity, 42, 03.27.2016, - clubbed to death, Imperatriz, Maranhão, BR
M. Moreira, 16, 3/20/2016, beaten to death, Sinop, Mato Grosso
Cris Santos da Silva, 17, 3/15/16 , shot, Teixeira de Freitas, Bahia,
Alecia, 24, fatal hit and run, 12/6/15 New Town neighborhood, state of Sergipe, Brazil.
Amanda Araujo, 17, 4/11/2016, stabbed, Imperatriz, Maranhão,
Unidentified trans woman, 3/10/2016. dismembered, Londrina, Paraná.
Shayla, 24, beaten to death, 12/21/2015 ,Found on the river Paraupebas, southeast Pará, no arrests.
Cicarelli, 36 years, 2/16/2016 20 stab wounds, stones and a torn ear, João Pessoa, Paraíba.
Brenda Lee, 46, injuries to her head, 12/16/2015, Barros Cassal, Areal Pelotas. state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil,
Paula Fernandes, 1/21/2016 hit and run in the Calixtolândia
M.M.C. 16, 4/20/2016, beaten to death, state of Mato Grosso Brazil
Keslão aka Kesli K.L.Dos S.Arruda, 26, 12/9/2015, run over then beaten, Santo Antonio da Platina, Brazil
J.A.A., 27, image murder weapon, entered a car where she was stabbed, 12/22/2015, Caldas Novas, state of Goiás, no arrests
Paulete, stabbed 12/30/2015. stabbed 37 times, confessed killer released.
Trans man, throat cut 3/7/2016 - João Pessoa - PB
J.R.da Silva Neto, 42, beheaded 11/27/15 São Paulo, Brazil
Mika - shot, 3/9/2016, Macau, Rio Grande do Norte
Rayssa Rangell, December 2015. murdered, no commercial link, source Facebook
Unidentified, 27 years, shot, 1/24/2016, Aparecida de Goiania - GO source Rede Trans, commercial link not maintained.
Malu W.F.da Silva, 30 years, 02/11/2016 - shot, Maracanaú, municipality in the State of Ceará. No arrests. Image Ceará police facebook.
Mel D.P.de Almeida, 28, throat slashed, 12/3/16 Ditch of route of BR -060, Bairro Santo Antonio de Lisboa, in Rio Verde , in Southwest Goiás.
Barbara Malkymi, 35 years, 1/9/2016, run over by a stolen car. Itaguaí, State of Rio de Janeiro.
FH - trans man, 20 years, shot in the head 01/27/2016, Curitiba, state of Paraná, Brasil,
Nathallya Figueiredo, 25, 1/19/2016, stabbed, Beira Mar Avenue, in Capão da Canoa, in the Coast of Rio Grande do Sul. Brazil.
Giovana Atanazio, 1/17/16, drowned, São José, Santa Catarina, Brazil
C. M. B. Neves, 25, 1/21/2016 stabbed Campina da Lagoa, Paraná
Jéssica Mendes ,24, 4/16/2016, stabbed, city of Uberlândia, MG
Bianca (Bie) Abravanel, 25, 4/7/2016 shot Ribeirão, Pernambuco,
A. de Paula Carvalho, 27, shot, 1/31/2016 São Paulo - SP, Rede Trans
Unidentified transgender woman, 27, shot, 02/27/2016, Porto Alegre
D.S. Barros, transman 21, 3/21/2016, stabbed Uberlândia, MG
Lorraine. shot, 03/11/2016 Arapiraca - AL
Trans woman, 11/03/2016, São Carlos - SP
Penélope L.M.Shavetock, 21, stabbed 15 times 11/ 26,/2015 University district of Campo Grande, São Paulo Brazil.
Paola Bratho aka Chica da Silva, 28 and José Alisson golden Araldo, 17, 12/8/2016,,shot, double homicide., Rua das Pedras Centro de Limoeiro, brazil.
Natascha, 37, 2/ 25,/2016 burned alive Curitiba, state of Paraná
Michely Fernandes, 30, throat slashed, Macaé - RJ Rio de Janeiro link not maintained, source Facebook. Rede Trans Brasil
Day Azevedo, shot 9 times, 11.10.2016, Caico, RN
Rafael, shots, 11/16. 2016, Porto Alegre - RS