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Transgender woman Aisha Albuquerque murdered, local group seeks relatives

Transgender woman Aisha Albuquerque murdered, local group seeks relatives

Transgender woman Aisha Albuquerque, 25, was found beaten to death Friday morning in an abandoned house on Rua Simão Kossobudski, in the district of Boqueirão, the city of Curitiba, state of Paraná, Brazil. Media outlets bandab.com and tribunapr.com. postulate that her murder wasn’t a hate crime instead repeat the Police who believe she was likely killed in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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