Trans Woman Stoned To Death In Brazil

The attack occurred on a street corner in Guarujá.

A group of men stoned a Brazilian transgender woman to death in a pre-dawn assault last week.

The woman was murdered around 4:30 am last Wednesday in Guarujá, a large city in São Paulo state. Police discovered her body on a street corner next to a bloody brick—based on injuries to her face, officials said she was also attacked with stones.

Though military personnel responded to the scene, the victim was already dead by the time they arrived.

As of this writing, police have no suspects and are still investigating the crime.

Brazil’s record with the LGBT community is complicated: While marriage equality passed in 2013, and the country hosts the world’s largest Pride celebration, 40% of all anti-LGBT violence in the world occurs in Brazil—in fact, one person is killed almost every day in a homophobic or transphobic attack.

To learn more about issues facing the global transgender community, check out the video below.

h/t: GSN

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