ADDED ON: 09/27/2018

More than 300 LGBT+ People Have Been Killed in Brazil so Far This Year

09/27/2018 | Pink News

More than 300 people in Brazil have been killed in anti-LGBT hate crimes so far this year. One of the murders from this year was that of 38-year-old black, lesbian councilwoman Marielle Franco, who was shot dead in her car in March, sparking thousands to protest in the streets. Her partner Mônica Benício, who she was planning to marry in 2019, spoke out following the apparent assassination, saying: “I don’t question at all that it was a political crime. “She was our only black female councillor – a black, lesbian woman from the favelas occupying a position of power that’s predominantly reserved for the white men.”


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