Video – Second Trans Murder Rocks Brazil’s LGBT Community – Worldwide LGBT Violence Reaching Epedemic Proportions


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.


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact:

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  1. What happened to these women is very upsetting. It's even more upsetting that violence against transsexuals is as rampant across the world as it is. The statistics are very frightening.

    That said, why in the world did you list her birth name? It does nothing for the story, and by doing so, you're un-gendering her and reinforcing a cissexist view of this story.

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