November 16, 2012
It seems like it’s a killing season of transgenders and transsexuals according to an article at GayStarNews and a report from the Trans Murder Monitoring project.
New figures released yesterday by the Trans Murder Monitoring project show 265 trans people were known to be the victims of violent killings across the world over the last 12 months.
The figures show a nearly 20% increase from last year, when 221 trans murders were reported.
Most of the reported murders happened in Brazil (126) but Transgender Europe pointed out that the number of killings in Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras and Guatemala ‘is equally or even more worrying in view of the much smaller population sizes of these countries’.