Brazil is the deadliest country for transgender people in the world. Between 2008 and 2016, at least 868 transgender and transvestite people were murdered, according to the Brazilian National Association of Transvestites and Transgenders (Antra), a national network that articulates throughout Brazil 127 institutions that carry out actions to promote the citizenship of the Transvestite and Transsexual population, and NGO Transgender Europe (TGEu), an Austrian charitable organisation.
The life expectancy of trans people in the country is only of 35 years, and the situation does not show signs that it will improve substantially in the near future.
Some legal decisions, such as one by the Federal Superior Court (STF) in February of last year that recognized the right of transgender people to change their birth name for names according to their gender even without sex reassignment surgery or judicial decision indeed improved their lives, but their exclusion and marginalization remains a sad reality.
Full article at Gli Occhi Della Guerra’s website. Date of publication 30/03/2019.