Priscilla ,a 22-year old trans woman in Brazil was murdered. Earlier this month surveillance camera’s caught the heinous crime as Priscilla was shot seven times, execution style, earlier this month. No less than 20 hours later, trans woman Val , was killed at the intersection of Streets Eunapius de Queiroz, shot in the neck and chest from 6.35mm caliber pistol
Brazil suffers from one of the highest numbers of hate crimes in Latin America. The fear of homosexuality in the country is increasingly being expressed through horrific crimes nationwide, as reported by multiple sources
Hundreds of people die every year based on hate crimes in Brazil. The Brazilian Congress has struggled since 2006 to approve legislation categorizing homophobic violence as crimes. And as in America religious and conservative interests have proven to be strong and effective opponents.
I mourn for these two women as I morn for all victims worldwide of LGBT violence.
This has got to stop. How much more innocent blood is going to be shed in the name of HATE.