‘Miss Gay Arapiraca’ Murdered After Big Win

It’s shit like this that makes us doubt humanity’s goodness. Via GNW:

Gay activists in Brazil were saddened today by the murder of a 19-year-old who was sexually assaulted and murdered only hours after winning the “Miss Gay Arapiraca” contest in the northeastern state of Alagoas.

The violence was apparently the result of homophobic violence. Osvan Inácio Dos Santos was killed in the nearby town of Batingas, by strangers who approached the victim in the street near the bar where the competition took place, police said.

The teenager had participated in the “Miss Gay Arapiraca pageant and disappeared shortly after winning the competition. Dos Santos’ body was found yesterday morning, naked and, according to a legal expert, with indications of sexual assault and the breaking of his skull.

Police are considering hate to be a murderous motivation.