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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 […]

Brazilian trans woman murdered and a nonbinary trans person attacked

Brazilian trans woman murdered and a nonbinary trans person attacked

Around 9 am Monday 16th of May, the Military Police was called by a citizen who claimed to have come across a body on a side road in the municipality of Goiandira. At the site, police officers located the victim, apparently transgender, who had injuries on her head. Elements from the Fire Department provided the […]

Trial for the murder of Laura Vermont begins Thursday

Trial for the murder of Laura Vermont begins Thursday

The trial for the murder of transgender woman Laura Vermont, begins Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at the Criminal Forum Minister Mario Guimarães in São Paulo, Brazil. Five men will stand trial for the brutal beating of Laura Vermont on July 19th, 2015 which resulted in her death. Two of the accused are police officers MP who […]

Brazilian Transgender woman murdered for killing malevolent father

Brazilian Transgender woman murdered for killing malevolent father

Six more killings of trans people in Brazil, a nonstop slaughter. And these are just the murders that we know of. Not all murders are reported, and some of them are written about without a single mention that the victims were transgender. Most of the Brazilian transgender people murdered are reported as “gay” men. In […]

Bahamas vote on human rights infuriates some, leaves LGBT people out

Bahamas vote on human rights infuriates some, leaves LGBT people out

Bahamas upcoming constitutional referendum on gender protection based on one’s sex is forcing a debate much akin to what the United States experienced during 1964 civil rights act enactment. Even with the Obama administration’s efforts transgender people lament daily not being included in that historic law. Ours remains a tenuous position dictated by political winds. […]