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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. […]

Brazil: Three Trans women attacked

Brazil: Three Trans women attacked

A hairdresser trans woman, who preferred not to be identified, is claiming she was beaten inside a BRT bus (Bus Rapid Transit, a bus-based mass transit system), on the west side of Rio de Janeiro. According to her statement, a group of 15 persons robbed the passengers on the bus, but besides being robbed, she […]

Three Brazilian trans females murdered the youngest was 14

Three Brazilian trans females murdered the youngest was 14

Slowly, the extent of the slaughter of trans people is becoming apparent. Sometimes we learn of the murders out of chronological order, as is this one: A trans woman was executed in the afternoon of Tuesday, March 29th. Little has surfaced but it is known that this crime happened near Euclides Figueiredo Av, on the […]

More Heartrending news from Brazil

More Heartrending news from Brazil

Three more violent murders, an assault and a life lost due to silicone injections. Transman Kaique Klein, 18, a human resource management student  from Sao Paulo was attacked on his way home. On Wednesday 6th, when coming from college, Klein was brutally beaten in front of his house in Barueri, São Paulo. Describing his ordeal in […]