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Joana Domingos, 19, shot and killed in Rio Largo, Brazil

Joana Domingos, 19, shot and killed in Rio Largo, Brazil

Sometimes the murder of our youth causes all but the perpetrators to pause for a moment and lament the injustice and brutality of such acts. Such is the case of Joana Domingos, 19, a beautiful young woman robbed of her life on October 25. Joana Domingos is the 6th trans woman murdered in the state […]

Transgender woman’s brutal whipping in Brazil caught on tape

Transgender woman’s brutal whipping in Brazil caught on tape

The brutal whipping of Yara Raquele, a transgender woman in Santa Cruz, in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil has outraged readers garnering over 100,000 views in two days. Journalists, stymied by the local government’s inaction and LGBT groups’ refusal to help are asking viewers to share the video hoping to identify the aggressor. Brazil which […]

SI Model, Trans Activist Valentina Sampaio in her own words

SI Model, Trans Activist Valentina Sampaio in her own words

“I am excited and honored to be part of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue,” said Valentina Sampaio. “The team at SI has created yet another groundbreaking issue by bringing together a diverse set of multitalented, beautiful women in a creative and dignified way.” “I was born trans in a remote, humble fishing village 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, […]

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, […]

Valentina Sampaio First Transgender Victoria’s Secret Model

Valentina Sampaio First Transgender Victoria’s Secret Model

Victoria’s Secret has hired Brazilian transgender model Valentina Sampaio her agent confirmed Monday. News of her new position went viral this weekend after the supermodel posted on Instagram tagging the Loungerie company. Ed Razek, the chief marketing officer of VS’s parent company stated in 2018 that they would not hire transgender or plus-sized models ‘as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Man arrested with the heart of a trans woman he killed

Man arrested with the heart of a trans woman he killed

Updated 1/24/2019 The victims name is Kelly da Silva acorrding to Huff Post Brazil Caio dos Santos de Oliveira, 20, was arrested Monday in Campinas, São Paulo after confessing to the murder of a transgender woman known as Mother Laura. Oliveira told police that after having sex with bar owner Mother Laura, 35, he cut her […]

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 […]

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