Trans people of colour, particularly women, bear the overwhelming brunt of fatal violence globally. While the violence, murder, and systematic neglect of trans people is something experienced in nearly every corner of the world — including the UK this year, where Black trans woman Naomi Hersi was murdered in London in March — the global statistics show us that some communities are more at risk than others. The situation is especially alarming in Brazil, which saw trans people reported murdered in the past year alone, according to the Trans Murder Monitoring Project. Following a highly contentious election, Brazil is currently experiencing political polarisation which has led to increased violence against LGBT people and Afro-Brazilian religious communities. The election of Jair Bolsonaro, a man who has openly stated he would rather his son die than be gay and has also claimed to be pro-torture , has many worried about the survival of the already marginalised trans communities in Brazil. As part of this work, and in recognition of TDOR, we asked two leading trans activists there to find out more about the context in the country, and how the international LGBT community can best support them.
At least 124 trans people killed in Brazil in 2019: report
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Transsexuality and public health in Brazil. E-mail: marciaaran terra. The article aims to discuss transsexuality in the context of the Brazilian public health policies. Firstly, it questions the necessity of the diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder as a condition of access to treatment in the public health service, searching to understand the historical construction of transsexuality as a pathological phenomenon. After that, it analyzes the debate on public health policies for transsexuals, considering the process of legalization of the reassignment surgery in the country, the resolutions of the Federal Council of Medicine and the constitution of representative forums of the Health Ministry, as well as professionals of the area and representatives of the social movement. Esta premissa foi bastante problematizada por autores como Michel Foucault e Judith Butler.
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The report, produced by the National Association of Travestis and Trans People Antra , revealed reports of cases of murder of trans people in Another alarming information revealed by the survey exposes how serious the violence against Brazilian trans people is: 80 percent of the victims showed signs of torture. Bruna Benevides, a secretary for political affairs with the Andra and author of the dossier, points out how important the survey is.
Changing legal gender assignment in Brazil is legal according to the Superior Court of Justice of Brazil , as stated in a decision rendered on October 17, Unanimously, the 3rd Class of the Superior Court of Justice approved allowing the option of name and gender change on the birth certificate of a transgender person who has undergone gender reassignment surgery. The ministers followed the vote of the rapporteur , Nancy Andrighi.