[News] Over 120 Trans People Murdered in Brazil in 2019

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  Over 120 Trans People Murdered in Brazil in 2019: Study

January 29, 2020

Brazil is still the most perilous country in the world for transexual 
people, according to the report issued Wednesday by LGBT 
rights association Antra 
<https://es-la.facebook.com/antrabrasil/posts/1216757678409579/> on the 
National Day of the Visibility of Trans people.

According to the document, 124 trans people - whose gender identity does 
not match their sex assigned at birth - have been murdered since 2019. 
Mexico, in the second overall place, reported half that number.

Most of the murders in Brazilian territory took place in the 
northeastern region, were 45 transgender persons were killed.

However, in terms of absolute quantities, Sao Saulo was the state with 
most deaths last year, with 21. Ceará (North East) follows closely, with 
11. The suspects were identified only in eight percent of the cases.

Another fact explains the gravity of the violence, as 80 percent of the 
murders were "cruel," that is, most of the deaths took place following 
excessive violence.

"LGBT-phobia, especially transphobia, is structural of our society. As a 
result, this work tells the population in general that the trans 
(people) are extremely vulnerable and marginated," the Secretary of 
Political Articulation for Antra and author of the report Bruna 
Benevides <https://medium.com/@brunagbenevides> said.

She added that Brazil dropped from position 55 to 68 in the ranking of 
safe countries for the LGBT population.

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