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Prominent Brazilian Trans Woman Murdered

Cecillia-Marahouse-CREDIT-Lexi-CannesIt is being reported by the Guerilla Angel Report blog that trans woman Cecilia Marahouse was shot and killed in Fortaleza, Brazil. The city is in northeastern Brazil. The shooting took place on 11 January. Marahouse was a performer and was apparently well known in the area’s LGBT community.

While there are several prominent trans women from Brazil, life for trans people in Brazil is still fraught with danger. Last year, more than 100 trans people were murdered. Brazil accounts for more than half of the incidents involving murdered trans people in Latin America.

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