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Tifanny Abreu First Transgender Brazilian Superliga Volleyball Player

Tifanny Abreu First Transgender Brazilian Superliga Volleyball Player

Meet Tifanny Abreu, the first transgender woman to play in the top Brazilian Superliga league earning her both an MPV award and condemnation. While Tifanny wasn’t sure she could play at the super league level after her transition, all doubts were quashed as she has dominated at the Wing Spiker position for the top-notch teamVolei […]

Who are the Muxes and why are they so loved in Oaxaca?

Who are the Muxes and why are they so loved in Oaxaca?

¿Quiénes son los muxes y por qué se les aprecia tanto en Oaxaca? Many thanks to Transgender Advocate Gislenne Zamayoa from our sister group at Grupo de Personas Trans x los objetivos!!! both asking and answering this on a Facebook Post Conozca el valor de nacer con un “tercer sexo”. Becuase the people of Oaxaca […]

Jimena Franco first Costa Rican to win at Ecuador’s Guayaquil Film Festival

Jimena Franco first Costa Rican to win at Ecuador’s Guayaquil Film Festival

Jimena Franco, a woman of transgender experience, was awarded best actress Saturday at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Guayaquil 2017 (Guayaquil International Film Festival 2017) for her role as Veronica in “Hug Me as before”. “Abrázame como antes” (Hug Me as before), by Costa Rican filmmaker Jurgen Ureña is a story about Veronica, a […]

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 […]

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 dragged from home and beaten

Transgender woman dragged from home and beaten

  Five men dragged a transgender woman from her mother’s home Dec 27th and recorded themselves beating her. The cowardly attack which occurred in the town of Wanderlândia, Tocantins, Brazil over an alleged theft of a cell phone wasn’t reported to police until the 29th. The victim’s mother, Maria de Lourdes da Silva, told Gay […]

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 […]

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