ADDED ON: 06/21/2018

Brazilian Jail to Open a “Diversity Aisle” for LGTB Inmates

06/20/2018 | teleSUR

In Brazil, 958 LGBT people were killed in the past three years —half of them last year. A Brazilian Prison is opening next Tuesday a “diversity aisle” in order to limit verbal and physical abuses that usually face prisoners with sexual preferences and gender identities that differ from the socially constructed norm of heterosexuality. “Besides preserving the physical integrity of LGBT people, the diversity aisle demonstrates respect to the specificity of every single person and will offer more dignity to people imprisoned who would wish this kind of environment,” said Andre Santos da Silva, who led the project for the prison.

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