Mexico registered five hate crimes against the LGBT + community in recent weeks
GAYLES.TV.- Groups of young activists held demonstrations to protest five hate crimes against the community LGBT in Mexico committed in recent weeks. Collective mobilizations LGBT + and relatives of victims in Mexico were effective in pressuring the Prosecution and get him to deal with hate crime cases. The demonstrations and minutes of silence were held in different parts of the country. There were claims in CDMX construction and also in Morelos and Jalisco, Puebla, and Veracruz.
The victims of these crimes are: Javier Eduardo Perez (34); Jonathan santos (18); Julia Torres, trans woman; Sam rosales (23), also trans, and Brandy "N". All five people were killed in Morelos and Jalisco, Puebla, and Veracruz, respectively. After their deaths, protests arose to demand justice. The activists did not just march: Jazz bustamante, human rights defender and founder of the Civil Association I am Human, started a hunger strike.
117 Murders in 5 years
According to local media, Xavier Edward, 34, an activist and Uber driver, had been reported missing and was found burned and with signs of torture. His body was wrapped in a colored flag, symbol of the community LGBT, and next to the corpse there would be a message of hatred. In case of Xavier Edward was registered just a few days after that of Jonathan santos, a student of the University of Guadalajara, rights activist LGBT + and that he was found lifeless in Zapopan, Jalisco.
According to the organization Letters, in the last five years, of 2015 to 2019, at least 441 people of the community the community were victims of violence, with the last year being the most violent in five years with 117 murders. According to a study published last June by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association for Latin America and the Caribbean (ILGA), who are "transphobic violence reigns in Latin America and the Caribbean like nowhere else in the world«.
Photography: Gay, AFP