Paulo Vaz committed suicide after suffering brutal transphobic attacks on social media
The Brazilian trans policeman and influencer Paul Vaz committed suicide in San Pablo after being subjected to all kinds of transphobic attacks on social networks. The Brazilian content creator, who had more than 200 thousand followers on Instagram, had been enduring all kinds of insults and harassment on social networks for more than three weeks.
Vaz, 37, was married to youtuber Peter H.M.C.. According to the local press, the trigger for his suicide would have been the leaking of a sexual video of his former partner with another man and the violent reaction of followers of the networks. The couple, who had an open relationship, entered among the most commented topics in Twitter on Sunday.
A situation that unfortunately led him to the point of wanting to stop living, although the exact causes of his death have not yet been determined. That's how sad they pronounced this Tuesday from the National Association of Transvestites and Transsexuals of Brazil (ANTRA): "Paulo Vaz has left us. Unfortunately, we lost another one of us who couldn't bear to continue in such a violent and inhumane society.«.
A trans reference for many followers
Born in Minas Gerais, Poop, as he was affectionately known, spoke with more than 100 thousand followers on his Instagram profile about the challenges that surround the lives of trans people. In this space, the activist also shared the stages of his transition from his understanding of what it was like to be a man to his experience with mastectomy, surgery to remove the breasts.
His followers have filled Paulo Vaz's most recent posts on Instagram with messages of affection and saying goodbye, as well as condemning the transphobia and homophobia with which she has been treated and judged. «Someone tell me it's a lie»Or«can't be real» are a couple of the many comments that fill his posts.