ADDED ON: 10/04/2018

Transgender Candidates in Brazil Push to Have Voices Heard

10/03/2018 | ABC New

Barbara Aires, who was born male, says she spent much of her childhood on the streets because her father, in the military and from the conservative state of Minas Gerais, refused to accept her sexuality. By her late teenage years, Aires was taking hormones to transition to a woman and, because she couldn’t find other employment, working as a prostitute — the fate of many transgender people who are shunned by much of Brazilian society.

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