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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 […]

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 […]

Who are the Muxes and why are they so loved in Oaxaca?

Who are the Muxes and why are they so loved in Oaxaca?

¿Quiénes son los muxes y por qué se les aprecia tanto en Oaxaca? Many thanks to Transgender Advocate Gislenne Zamayoa from our sister group at Grupo de Personas Trans x los objetivos!!! both asking and answering this on a Facebook Post Conozca el valor de nacer con un “tercer sexo”. Becuase the people of Oaxaca […]

Jimena Franco first Costa Rican to win at Ecuador’s Guayaquil Film Festival

Jimena Franco first Costa Rican to win at Ecuador’s Guayaquil Film Festival

Jimena Franco, a woman of transgender experience, was awarded best actress Saturday at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Guayaquil 2017 (Guayaquil International Film Festival 2017) for her role as Veronica in “Hug Me as before”. “Abrázame como antes” (Hug Me as before), by Costa Rican filmmaker Jurgen Ureña is a story about Veronica, a […]

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 stabbed 23 times

Transgender woman stabbed 23 times

On Jan. 4th 2017 L. C. Marinho became the first of the known 19 Brazilian trans people murdered so far this year. This happened in the early hours of Wednesday, 4th of January. L. C. Marinho, 33, a trans woman, was murdered inside her house located in the Vida Nova set in Santa Luzia neighbourhood, […]

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 […]

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