According to Transgender Europe's Trans Murder Monitoring Project, as of 2015, more than 1,700 transgender people have been murdered around the world since 2008 — the majority of them in Latin America. Of the 1,700 trans people killed worldwide, the group found that 80% were murdered in Central and South America. Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Honduras, and Guatemala all ranked among the top 10 countries with the highest rates of trans murders. For its part, the U.S. ranked third: In 2015 alone, at least 21 transgender people were victims of fatal violence, more than any other year on record, according to a Human Rights Watch report.
August 8 / Refinery29