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Sao Paulo Hero Beaten to Death For Defending Trans Woman

Sao Paulo Hero Beaten to Death For Defending Trans Woman

Sao Paulo Brazil Street vendor Luiz Carlos Ruas, 54, died Sunday evening after coming to the defense of two transgender women. Witnesses say Luiz Carlos Ruas came to the aid of a transgender women who was being attacked by two men outside of a Sao Paulo Subway station Sunday night. Family told local media that […]

Brazil TDOR 2016 more than all of Europe combined

Brazil TDOR 2016 more than all of Europe combined

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 […]

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. […]

Ecuador’s trans parents celebrate first child of the revolution

Ecuador’s trans parents celebrate first child of the revolution

“Our son is the revolution of love,” wrote Ecuadorian transgender activist Diane Rodriguez as she and the child’s father Fernando lovingly look on. Cisgender media was quick to proclaim his birth as proof of Ecuadorian newfound acceptance of transgender people. But it’s important to know the truth. His birth is a part of the revolution, yes […]

The Shared Danger of Supporting anti Trans Bathroom Bills

The Shared Danger of Supporting anti Trans Bathroom Bills

A Dominican woman who was detained with men when entering the states three years ago is is suing for 5 million dollars. Fiordaliza Pichardo was arrested at Miami’s international airport on what attorneys say was a decades-old drug trafficking charge that was later dismissed. The $5m suit names the Miami-Dade corrections department as a defendant. This […]

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 […]

Rio Games begin with the erasure of Lea T by Brazilian TV

Rio Games begin with the erasure of Lea T by Brazilian TV

The Olympic athletes entered the stadium led by Lea T, a Brazilian transgender model, who was driving the bike.  TV channel Globo presented all other delegations with the leading bikes, EXCEPT for the Brazilian one, erasing the known transgender personality. I believe we can say the reason for Globo didn’t show her is because she […]

“Bangu’s monster” beats 8-year-old son to death for being “too effeminate”

“Bangu’s monster” beats 8-year-old son to death for being “too effeminate”

On the 17th February, Alex, a young boy just 8 years old, was brutally beaten by his father Alex André Moraes Soeiro, 34, on Vila Kennedy, in the west zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. The motive? The child did not want to cut his hair to go to school. After a two-hour beating, Alex […]

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