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Princess of the Carnival of Minatitlán murdered hours after being crowned

Princess of the Carnival of Minatitlán murdered hours after being crowned

20-year-old Transgender woman Britany Sanchez Zárate had just been crowned Princess of the Carnival of Minatitlán, Veracruz when two men fatally shot her. Britany Sanchez Zárate was watching a soccer match Sunday, two days after the Carnival, when two men silently approached her and shot her repeatedly point blank with 38 caliber handguns. Her panicked […]

Watch The Black Trans Bank Advertisement That The President Destroyed

Watch The Black Trans Bank Advertisement That The President Destroyed

Brazil’s newly elected president Jair Brasileiro was so upset by a Bank of Brazil advertisement that he called and demanded it be destroyed and those responsible for it be fired. And according to ABC News, he got his wish. This comes on the heels of the murder of the first feminist lesbian lawmaker, the sole […]

Transgender woman, an infant and 12 others murdered in Veracruz

Transgender woman, an infant and 12 others murdered in Veracruz

Gunmen killed Becky González Reyna, a one-year-old and 12 family members at a birthday party in Minatitlán, Veracruz, Friday night in one of worst massacres in Mexico this year. According to survivors, the men burst into the party venue asking for transgender woman Becky González Reyna, when they just started firing. The Civil Police Force […]

São Paulo Activists Protest in Transphobic Lawmaker’s Restroom

São Paulo Activists Protest in Transphobic Lawmaker’s Restroom

About ten trans activists occupied a ladies room at the legislature to protest a lawmaker who said in a speech he’d shoot any trans women who used the restroom at the same time as his wife and daughter. State Representative for PSL, Douglas Garcia, of the party of President Jair Bolsonaro, said during a speech […]

Trans Advocate Agnes Torres legacy lives on 7 years later

Trans Advocate Agnes Torres legacy lives on 7 years later

Transgender advocate extraordinaire Agnes Torres Hernández was found in a ravine along Siglo XXI highway on March 10th, 2012. She was lifeless, her body brutalized, burned alive. There are accounts that suggest that she was murdered by a lover, but it goes without saying this outspoken advocate angered some powerful politicians. In 2010, Torres filed […]

Trans Latinx chica transmigration. A matter of life or death

Trans Latinx chica transmigration. A matter of life or death

These Trans Latinx chica immigrants endured ICE detention and have formed communities vowing to help transmigration, promising to never stop. And joining them are Trans people of every nationality helping to ensure these refugees have a fighting chance in the ‘land of the free’. This is truly a matter of life or death. Of the […]

Transgender refugee denied US entry murdered in San Salvador

Transgender refugee denied US entry murdered in San Salvador

Aurora and her friend Paola came to the United States a year ago seeking refuge from the murderous transphobia in El Salvador. They were denied due to the Trump administrations immigration policies and sent back to the capital, San Salvador. In the dawn, Aurora was found dead, murdered by the people she told immigration about. […]

Meet Érica Malunhuinho first Afro-Brazilian trans São Paulo Legislator

Meet Érica Malunhuinho first Afro-Brazilian trans São Paulo Legislator

The assassination of city councilwoman Marielle Franco, an outspoken advocate for Brazil’s transgender people sparked both outrage and a historic surge of black political candidates known as the “Seeds of Marielle”. Saturday Rio Judge Gustavo Gomes Kalil emplaced a gag order preventing news outlet from covering the murder trial of Marielle Franco. The judge did this after a military […]

Paraguay: Nikol Ortellado, 61st uninvestigated transgender murder

Paraguay: Nikol Ortellado, 61st uninvestigated transgender murder

Transgender woman Nikol Ortellado, 24, was murdered in her living room in Puerto Obligado, Paraguay) the morning of Sept. 27th, 2018.  Nikol Ortellado is the latest in a string of 61 transgender murders that have gone uninvestigated despite numerous public confessions by the perpetrators. In the past 25 years, 54 Paraguayan transgender women have been murdered without a single […]

Brazilan Transgender Cop Dudu dos Santos, murdered and misgendered

Brazilan Transgender Cop Dudu dos Santos, murdered and misgendered

Military policeman (PM) Dudu dos Santos, 27, was abducted from a bar in São Paulo, Brazil at gunpoint on August 3rd, 2018. He was found dead, shot in the head and groin in the trunk of a Honda 4 days later. Although all of the pictures of him published by numerous media outlets were clearly […]

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