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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 […]

Brazil: 1 Murder, 1 attempted murder and hospital refuses stroke victim due to trans status

Brazil: 1 Murder, 1 attempted murder and hospital refuses stroke victim due to trans status

Today’s news from Brazil: One Murder, an attempted murder, and in our last article is about a doctor at the General Hospital Roberto Santos (HGRS) in Cabula, Salvador State of Bahia, Brazil who refused a 60-year-old stroke victim treatment after learning of her transgender status. Keyti O. R. do Nascimento, 42, was fatally beaten at […]

Police gun down a Trans woman on the TDOV because of her clothes

Police gun down a Trans woman on the TDOV because of her clothes

On the International Transgender day of Visibility, we got news that Gaby, a Brazilian trans woman, was murdered by police. According to a popular local musician, she was murdered by a military policeman in Gioania, Brazil. In a Facebook post Mc Toka, said the officer was bothered by the way she was dressed and ordered […]

Meet María Pachón First Trans woman in Spain’s Airforce #TDOV2016

Meet María Pachón First Trans woman in Spain’s Airforce #TDOV2016

Our lovely partners Trans X Objetivos from Mexico and Columbia aware of the recent political attacks in North Carolina and the horrific murder rate in Brazil mentioned @planetrans in this tweet yesterday. This is a message that we tend to forget in our darkest hours. It gets better. Yes, on this Transgender Day of visibility […]

16 Year old Brazilian trans girl murdered

16 Year old Brazilian trans girl murdered

In the early hours of Sunday (20) a body was found in the backyard of the Machado Victoria Regia supermarket at Blairo Maggi Av. It was the lifeless body of M.M.C. 16, which was confirmed by her mother at the police station. The body was laying on the ground in a vacant lot behind a […]