Weeks ahead of its famous LGBT Pride parade, Brazil struggles with one LGBTI killing every 38 hours

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05/22/2024

São Paulo, Brazil In 2023, 230 LGBTI+ individuals were violently killed in Brazil, according to data released this month by the Observatory of LGBTI+ Deaths and Violence. This alarming statistic translates to one death every 38 hours. In 2022, the organization recorded 273 violent deaths, 15.75% more than last year. However, the actual number of victims could be higher than collected by the Observatory, which suspects underreporting.  “Because the recognition of gender identity and sexual orientation of the victims depends on the media reporting the deaths, many cases of violence against LGBTI+ people may be omitted and/or distorted. There is likely a significant underreporting of violent deaths of LGBTI+ individuals in Brazil,” the Observatory stated in its report.

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