Brazil’s trans city councilors endure prejudice, threats and violence

In the last elections, in 2020, Brazil elected 28 trans city councilors. These are women who had significant votes at the ballot box, but routinely face prejudice, intolerance, and violence. All of them reported having suffered some kind of threat. And one of them was forced to leave the country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the 2020 elections, Brazil elected 28 trans city councilors. All report having suffered some kind of violence during the exercise of their mandate.

In the last elections, in 2020, Brazil elected 28 trans city councilors. These are women who had significant votes at the ballot box, but routinely face prejudice, intolerance, and violence. All of them reported having suffered some kind of threat. And one of them was forced to leave the country.

A trans woman who manages to get into a university, work in politics and get elected has already been through enough. But . . .

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