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Colombian Capital Lifts Gender LockDown Rule

Colombian Capital Lifts Gender LockDown Rule

The mayor of the capital city of Bogotá said Friday that the COVID-19 Lockdown gender restriction will end on Monday. The rule like those in Panama and Perú requires that men and women go out on alternate days. This often put transgender people, especially gender non-binary people in untenable situations, inviting arrest and violence from […]

Carmen Carrera clothes auction to benefit Peruvian Transgender House

Carmen Carrera clothes auction to benefit Peruvian Transgender House

The one and only Carmen Carrera has opened an ebay shop where she is actioning personal items to benefit Casa Trans de Lima Este. Carmen’s gorgeous shoes, costumes, and other items that we have seen her wear on stage and screen could be yours! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Carmen Carrera […]

Bodies of two NYC transgender women found in burnt-out car

Bodies of two NYC transgender women found in burnt-out car

The bodies of two New York City transgender women, Serena Angelique Velázquez, 35, and Layla Peláez, 21, were found in a burnt-out car on a desolate road in Humacao, on Puerto Rico’s eastern coast Wednesday morning. The women were friends who lived in New York City — Ms. Velázquez in Queens and Ms. Peláez in […]

Colombian Transgender woman stabbed 20 times

Colombian Transgender woman stabbed 20 times

TW Upsetting Images and Content. Paloma Salas Jiménez, 33, was found Thursday in a trash-strewn gully in Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia, on 16 April 2020. She had been stabbed 20 times. Her murder was called out as femicide, a hate crime, to terrorize all women by regional advocates. Paloma was the third LGBT person murdered in […]

Transgender woman Luana Alves murdered in Rio de Janeiro

Transgender woman Luana Alves murdered in Rio de Janeiro

Luana Alves was shot in Piabeta, Magé, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, around 9:30 pm on Saturday, April 12, 2020, according to Trans Violence News (TVN). ndm online reported that the victim was shot several times and died at the scene. Little is known of the victim or the circumstances that led to her murder. However, […]

Transgender pushback ends Perú’s gender-based lockdown

Transgender pushback ends Perú’s gender-based lockdown

Amid widespread criticism, most notably from the trans community, Perú has ended a provision of the lockdown restricting men and women from appearing in public at the same time. This welcomed move follows on the heels of The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling of April 7, which held the government of Peru responsible for […]

Veracruz Trans Woman Anakaren Velasco Castelán Brutally Murdered

Veracruz Trans Woman Anakaren Velasco Castelán Brutally Murdered

Anakaren Velasco Castelán, 25, was shot in the face and died instantly early Saturday morning in downtown Veracruz, Mexico. Anakaren was an openly trans woman who introduced herself on Facebook ” Soy una mujer Trans. Feliz y Enamorada” “I am a Trans woman. Happy and in love”. Annakaren Studied Ciencias de la comunicación at Universidad […]

Trans Woman Marcela Bittonti died from COVID-19 in São Paulo, Brazil

Trans Woman Marcela Bittonti died from COVID-19  in São Paulo, Brazil

Transgender Woman Marcela Bittonti died April 7, from COVID-19 in her hometown of São Paulo, Brazil. “IT’S NOT JUST THE FLU.,” a friend said about her passing on April 7. “The transsexual Marcela Bittonti had a small urological problem. Nothing severe. However, in the hospital where she was treated, she contracted the coronavirus and died. […]

Brazilian Trans Woman Stoned To Death Early This Morning

Brazilian Trans Woman Stoned To Death Early This Morning

Rayka França, 26 was stoned to death in Querência, Mato Grosso, in the early morning of 4 Apr 2020. Police were called by neighbors who had heard her screams. They then located her by following the sounds of her rasping breath at 01:30 am. Rayka França’s face was severely mangled, bloody stones all around her, […]

Panama’s COVID-19 Lockdown is Terrorizing Trans people

Panama’s COVID-19 Lockdown is Terrorizing Trans people

 Panama has banned women and men from appearing in public on the same day. The decree enforced by police ID checks has the country’s transgender community fearing for their welfare. Already under a near-total lockdown, Panamanian authorities decreed this week that men could only leave home to go shopping on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, […]

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