Violence and discrimination against Mexican transgender women continues to rise in spite of Mexico's government granting increased rights to LGBT people, a new report finds. Mexico follows Brazil as having the second-highest index of crimes motivated by transphobia in Latin America, according to the report. Many transgender women face blackmail, extortion, sexual assault, and more from community members, police, and members of the military, the report found. Some communities are passing so-called morality laws targeted at transgender individuals that prohibit "cross-dressing."
June 9 / Bay Area Reporter