TransAdvocate Brazil: 63 trans people murdered, but change is coming

Updates from the Brazilian division of the Trans Advocate:

 

The Brazilian Supreme Court approved a policy that would give trans people the ability to correct our legal identification, without having to have surgery. While this policy was decided last March, it wasn’t until June 28th that the National Justice Council approved procedures for updating state identification.

This development can’t come soon enough as Brazil is routinely documented as being one of the most dangerous places for trans and intersex people to live. Since last January, our community has lost 63 trans people to murder while another 15 have survived attempted murder. For us, having corrected identification will not only help us navigate the practical issues of daily life, it will help ensure our physical safety.