Never Forget

Transgender Day Of Remembrance: Paying Tribute To 10 Victims of Violence

 

Priscila Brandão
Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Trans woman Priscila Brandão was shot seven times in the back of the head, execution-style, in a grisly murder captured on surveillance cameras. Her killing—which is still unsolved—was followed by the murder of another Belo Horizonte trans woman (“travesti” in Brazilian Portuguese), just 20 hours later.  Despite its reputation as a gay-friendly destination, Brazil has one of the highest murder rates of LGBT people in the world.