List of names of 206 reported murdered trans persons in 2009

Data collected and list composed by Carsten Balzer and Amets Suess for the “Trans Murder Monitoring” project, a subproject of Transgender Europe’s “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project

January 2009
Total: 21: Brazil: 5, Mexico: 5, Italy: 3, USA: 2, Colombia: 1, Ecuador: 1, Honduras: 1, Indonesia: 1, Peru: 1, Serbia: 1. Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Kátia Otacílio Vilela
48 January 1st 2009 Jataí (Brazil), in own bar Stabbed to death Bar owner, cruelly murdered, 14 stabs “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Diario da Manha, 11.01.2009, Gazeta Popula 09.01.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Sources:

Mhtium Abululak
33 January 3rd 2009 Catelfranco Veneto (Italy), own apartment Shot Stabbed and shot in the head “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: www.sylviarivera.org & corrierealpi.gelocal.it

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Alexa Rojas Castro
35 January 7th 2009 Monterrey (Mexico), in beauty salon Stabbed to death Face destroyed, body found half naked on the street, 12 stabs “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: La I Saltillo-Noticias, 07.01.2009 & http://trans.ilga.org/

Name:
Age:

Marcela Cairo Souza
22 1

Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

January 9th 2009 Jataí (Brazil), in the street Shot to death Shot in the head. Worked in food industry “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Diario da Manha, 11.01.2009, Gazeta Popula 09.01.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Cynthia Nicole
35 January 9th 2009 Tegucigalpa (Honduras), in the street Shot to death Shot in the head “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Human Rights Watch, TGEU-Mailing-List

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Sources:

Aline da Silva Ribeira
24 January 16th 2009 Naples (Italy), in the street Strangled “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: www.sylviarivera.org & corrierealpi.gelocal.it

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Sources:

Caprice Curry
31 January 17th 2009 San Francisco (USA), in the street Stabbed to death. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: www.transgenderdor.org

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Silvana Rocha Gilvan Silva
40 January 18th 2009 Aracaju (Brazil) Beaten to death Sex worker “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

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Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Rovilson” Teixeira
18 January 18th 2009 Londrina (Brazil) Stabbed to death Stabbed 7 times “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Bonde, 19.01.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Bella
35 January 18th 2009 Pasar Minggu, Jakarta (Indonesia) Stabbed to death Bella was found with stab wounds in the neck shoulders, and waist. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: The Jakarta Post, 21.01.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N. N.
25 January 19th 2009 Londrina (Brazil) Stabbed to death Stabbed 4 times “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Mateus Silva
28 January 19th 2009 Italy Beaten to death Sex worker “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks:

Minja K.
39 January 19th 2009 Belgrade (Serbia) Stabbed to death 3

Source:

“Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: TGEU-Mailing-List

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Víctor Manuel” Albor Camacho
24 January 20th 2009 Acámbaro (Mexico), in the street Tortured Tortured and beaten. Victim was a sex worker. Police is investigating as a possible hate crime “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Notie Se, 22.01.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Juan Carlos” Guillén Bautista
17 January 20th 2009 Acámbaro (Mexico), in the street Tortured Tortured and beaten. Victim was a sex worker. Police is investigating as a possible hate crime “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Notie Se, 22.01.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Dayana Nicole Castillo García
31 January 22nd 2009, in own beauty salon Tarapoto (Peru) Stabbed to death Stylist, murdered with 20 stabs “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Instituto Runa 23.01.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
ca. 28 January 22nd 2009 Guayaquil (Ecuador) Severe head injury “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Universo, 23.01.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death:

Taysia Elzy
34 22 de enero de 2009 4

Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Indianapolis (USA), in her own apartment Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: WTHR Eyewitness News, 24/01/2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Cita Solorzano (muxé)
40 January 25th 2009 Asunción Ixtaltepec (Mexico) Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Anodis, 17.03.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Camila Hernández Nieto
18 January 28th 2009, in the street Sincelejo (Colombia) Stabbed to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Universal, 01.02.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Sources:

"Daisy"
Not reported January 2009 San Cristobal (Mexico), hotel room Not reported Originally from Guatemala “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Cuarto Poder, 30.01.2009

February 2009
Total: 10: Brazil: 5, Argentina: 1, Colombia: 1, Guatemala: 1, India: 1, Malaysia: 1. Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death:

Will Teixeira da Silva
25 February 1st 2009 Recife (Brazil), in the street 5

Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Shot to death Sex worker murdered in the street “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Folha de Pernambuco, 02.02.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

„Ailton“ Correa Maia
31 February 1st 2009 Curitiba (Brazil) Shot to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Gazeta do Povo, 02.02.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Noor Azlan Khamis
29 February 1st 2009 Johor Jaya (Malaysia), own apartment Stabbed to death Victim worked as a storekeeper in a furniture store and was found dead in a pool of blood. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: New Strait Times, 03.02.2009 & Yuki-Shock-Blog

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Cristy
25 February 10th 2009 Guatemala-City (Guatemala) Stabbed to Death 30 stabs “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: http://trans.ilga.org/

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Puttalakshmi’s (Hijra)
30 (shortly before) February 19th 2009 Bangalore (India) Thrown out of a moving vehicle Raped and thrown out of a moving vehicle “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Bangalore News, 19.02.2009

Name:

Camila Pereira
6

Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

20 February 18th 2009 Uberlândia (Brazil) Stabbed to death Died after two days in hospital “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Correio de Uberlândia, 05.03.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Joe”
30 February 18th 2009 Campinas (Brazil) Stoned Raped with a stick. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Cris Francisco das Neves
31 February 20th 2009 Cabo de Santo Agostinho (Brazil), street Head injuries Cut in the head “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Tribuna Popular, 20.02.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Vicky Londoño Chavarría
Not reported February 21st 2009 Ibagué (Colombia), in apartment of client Stabbed to death Sex worker “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Nuevo Dia, 22.02.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Pequeña P
27 February 27th 2009 Gualeguaychú (Argentina), in own apartment Strangled Murder suspected instead of suicide after autopsy, Performer “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: La Razon, 03.04.2009 7

March 2009
Total: 18: Brazil: 7, Mexico: 2, Turkey: 2, Argentina: 1, China: 1, Dominican Republic: 1, India: 1, Italy: 1, Spain: 1, Venezuela: 1. Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Miriam Nunes Lucas
41 March 1st 2009 Ribeirão das Neves (Brazil), in own apartment Shot to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: O Tempo, 02.03.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Moisés” Guimarães de Lima
20 March 4th 2009 João Pessoa (Brazil) Shot to death Police investigating as possible hate crime “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Portal Correio, 04.03.2009

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Wanderson Wanderley” Teixeira da Rocha
20 March 4th 2009 João Pessoa (Brazil) Shot to death Police investigating as possible hate crime “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Portal Correio, 04.03.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Danilo” Borges
19 March 5th 2009 Londrinas (Brazil) Shot to death Sex worker “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

Name:

Kirsi Ubrí
8

Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

24 March 8th 2009 Santiago (Dominican Republic) Stabbed to death Sex worker “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Portal Joserafaelososa.com, 14.04.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Ebru Soykan
28 March 10th 2009 Istanbul (Turkey), in own apartment Stabbed to death Received death threats before “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: TGEU-Mailing-List, Lambda Istanbul

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Julio” Avila Albarracín
32 March 10th 2009 Mar del Plata (Argentina), in the street Stabbed to death Sex worker “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: La Nacion 12.03.2009

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Adriana Fonseca (“Adán” Sánchez López, muxé)
Between 30-31 March 12th 2009 Juchitan (Mexico) Stabbed to death Sex worker “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Portal Sida, 13.03.2009 & La Jornada, 14.03.2009 & Imparcial en Línea, 12.03.2009

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks:

Virgen Castro Carrillo
30 Between March 19th and 21st 2009 Sinaloa (Mexico), body was found in the river Tamazula Shot to death Sex worker; police suspects that she was murdered by a client when he noticed that she was a trans person, afterwards he threw her body 9

Source:

into the river “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Sol de Sinaloa 24.03.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Claudia
Not reported March 20th 2009 São Paulo (Brazil) Beaten to death Castrated “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Francisco” Nazareno
31 March 22nd 2009 Italy Poisoned Seller. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Eda Yildirm
48 March 22th 2009 Bursa (Turkey), in own apartment Dismembered Head cut off “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: TGEU-Mailing-List, Lambda Istanbul

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Smail L.
36 March 24th 2009 Valencia (Spain) Beaten to death Victim was of Moroccan descent “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: ABC.es 25.03.2009 & Las Provincias 26.03.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death:

Sasha Estefania
Not reported March 24th 2009 10

Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Caracas (Venezuela) Shot to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: ILGA Trans Secretariat: http://trans.ilga.org/

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Ramya
34 March 24th 2009 Thanjavur (India) Strangled Victim was President of the Thanjavur District’s Transsexuals Association. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: News Web-India, 24.03.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported March 5th 2009 Nova Iguaço (Brazil) Shot to death Sex worker “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported March 27th 2009 Salvador (Brazil) Stabbed to death Seller “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Xiao Qian
40 March 2009 Kunming(China) Not reported Xiao Qian was a sex worker, who was killed by a client. TvT partner organisation: Trans China

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April 2009
Total: 9: Brazil: 4, Dominican Republic: 2, Argentina: 1, Turkey: 1, USA: 1. Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Gisela “Roni” Galante
42 April 1st 2009 Gualeguaychú (Argentina) Not reported Rests of the body found weeks later “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: La Calle 19.04.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Melek D.
25 April 11th 2009, in own apartment Ankara (Turkey) Stabbed to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: TGEU-Mailing-List & Bird of Paradox, 21.04.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N. N.
40 April 11th 2009 Niteroi (Brazil) Shot to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Journal do Brazil, 14.04.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Image Devereux
34 April 14th 2009 Fayetteville (USA), in the street Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: www.transgenderdor.org

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death:

“Gabriel” Carneiro de Sousa
Not reported April 18th 2009 Fortaleza (Brazil) 12

Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Shot to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Diario do Nordeste, 21.04.2009

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Jeva Padilla
23 April 21st 2009 Santiago (Dominican Republic) Tortured Burns, mutilated genitals and face, executed with 40 shots and wrapped in a plastic sack “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: MRTV, 23.04.2009 & Al Momento 22.04.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Ramón” Martínez
26 Before April 23rd 2009 Santiago (Dominican Republic) Tortured Burns, severe knife wounds and wrapped in a pink plastic sack “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: MRTV, 23.04.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Juliana Martins
28 April 27th 2009 Curitiba (Brazil) Shot to death Shot from a close distance in the stomach “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Athos GLS, 07.05.2009

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Britney Pereira
23 April 27th 2009 Cuiaba (Brazil) Beaten to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br 13

May 2009
Total: 16: Brazil: 11, Honduras: 1, New Zealand: 1, Turkey: 1, Venezuela: 1, USA: 1. Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Caio Júnior” dos Santos
19 May 3rd 2009 Varzea Grande (Brazil) Strangled “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: 24horas News, 04.05.2009

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Fernanda Botelho
Not reported May 4th 2009 Curitiba (Brazil) Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Athos GLS, 07.05.2009

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Jenifer
Not reported May 6th 2009 Curitiba (Brazil) Shot to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Athos GLS, 07.05.2009

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Diksy Jones
64 May 6th 2009 Upper Hut (New Zealand) Not reported Cabinet Maker, died of severe injuries “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: The Dominion Post, 07.05.2009

Name:

Tigresa de Souza Reis
14

Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Not reported May 7th 2009 Feira de Santana (Brazil) Shot to death Shot in the head and back “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Correio 24horas, 08.05.2009

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Xiomaran Duras
27 May 18th 2009 Caracas (Venezuela) Shot to death Six bullets “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: ILGA Trans Secretariat: http://trans.ilga.org/

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
30 May 19th 2009 Natal (Brazil) Shot to death Sex worker “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Çağla
Not reported May 22nd 2009 Ankara (Turkey), in own apartment Stabbed to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Kaos Gl-Turkey, TGEU-Mailing-List 22.05.2009, 26.05.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
26 May 24th 2009 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) Shot to death Shot with 13 bullets, police investigating as hate crime “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: O Tempo, 24.05.2009 15

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Foxy Ivy
Under 35 May 25th 2009 Detroit (USA), in a park Shot to death Victim was an African-American trans woman who was shot in the back inside a park. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: www.transgenderdor.org

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Karina Alves
26 May 25th 2009 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) Shot to death Sex worker “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Adriano” Aquino Pereira
31 May 26th 2009 Recife (Brazil) Beaten to death Sex worker “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Dara
Not reported May 26th 2009 Curitiba (Brazil), in stolen car Shot to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Bem Paraná, 26.05.2009, 27.05.2009, Gay-Portugal, 28.05.2009

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death:

"Pedro" Sánchez Pérez
20-25 May 26th 2009 San Miguel Canoa (Honduras) 16

Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Stabbed to death Victim was found in female clothing. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Síntesis Digital 27.05.2009

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Cailane
24 May 30th 2009 Varzea Grande (Brazil) Burned “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Ketlin
19 May 2009 Uruaçu (Brazil) Dismembered Dismembered and beaten to death with hatchet, breasts cut off. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: LGBTT-Blogspot, 03.07.2009

January 1st to May 15th 2009
Guatemala: 9 Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 15th 2009 Guatemala Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: CERIGUA 15.05.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 15th 2009 Guatemala Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: CERIGUA 15.05.2009 17

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 15th 2009 Guatemala Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: CERIGUA 15.05.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 15th 2009 Guatemala Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: CERIGUA 15.05.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 15th 2009 Guatemala Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: CERIGUA 15.05.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 15th 2009 Guatemala Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: CERIGUA 15.05.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 15th 2009 Guatemala Not reported 18

Source:

“Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: CERIGUA 15.05.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 15th 2009 Guatemala Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: CERIGUA 15.05.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 15th 2009 Guatemala Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: CERIGUA 15.05.2009

January 1st to May 31st 2009
Venezuela: 18 Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009 19

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela Not reported 20

Source:

“Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela 21

Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009

22

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported Between January 1st and May 31st 2009 Venezuela Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: BBC News 02.06.2009

June 2009 Total: 16: Brazil: 4, Honduras: 4, El Salvador: 2, USA: 2 (including 1 case in Puerto Rico), Peru: 2, Mexico: 1, Turkey 1, USA: 1. Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Papucha (“Domingo” Hurtado Encina)
25 June 1st 2009 La Victoria (Peru) Shot to death The victim worked as a sex worker. Witnesses indicated that the persecutor was a client. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Portugal.Gay, 02.06.2009, La República, 01.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“La Luli”
Aprox. 30 June 7th 2009 San Lorenzo (Puerto Rico, USA) Stabbed to death She was found with 10 stabs in the chest and different parts of the body, as well as in the face. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Vocero 08.06.2009

Name:
Age:

Fredrick “Kelly” Watson
32 23

Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

June 9th 2009 Albuquerque (USA) Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Native Out, 08.07.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Tanya Ardón
17 June 11th 2009 San Salvador (El Salvador) Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Diario Co-Latino 15.06.2009 & 17.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Catherine
28 June 11th 2009 San Salvador (El Salvador) Not reported Captured and murdered “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Diario Co-Latino 15.06.2009 & 17.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Carla Regina Bento
30 June 11th 2009 Sao Paulo (Brazil) Strangled “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Canal Rio Claro 13.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Rafaele
Not reported June 14th 2009 Curitiba (Brazil) Shot to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Noticias Puebla 15.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death:

Anita Fajardo Ríos
Not reported June 16th 2009 El Carmen (Mexico) Stabbed to death 24

Remarks: Source:

Chorus singer, beaten and stabbed “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: La Quinta Columna & Noticias Puebla 18.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

”Jefferson” Thiago de Santos
16 June 22nd 2009 Belem (Brazil) Shot to death Sex worker shot by client “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Diario do Para 26.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Luana
22 June 24th 2009 Maceió (Brazil) Shot to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Gazeta do Web 24.06.2009 & Alagoas 24horas 25.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Enrique Jhosvani” Guevara
42 June 24th 2009 Lima (Peru) Not reported The body was found inside a box nearby the police station of Ancón, Lima. The victim worked as a stylist in a shopping center. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: La República 26.06.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Hadise
19 June 29th 2009 Istanbul (Turkey) Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Kaos GL-Ankara, TGEU Mailinglist 06.07.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks:

Vicki Hernández Castillo (Jonny Emelson Hernández)
Not reported June 29th 2009 San Pedro Sula (Honduras) Shot to death Sex worker. Shot from a close distance in the eyes, strangulation marks. 25

Sources:

“Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Report of Human Rights Research and Promotion Center (Centro de Investigación y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos, CIPRODEH), 17.07.2009 and Report of International Human Rights Commission (Informe de la Misión Internacional de Derechos Humanos), 23.07.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Sources:

„Christian Roberto“ Thomson Henríquez
37 June 29th 2009 Col. Alonzo Lacoyo, San Pedro Sula (Honduras) Shot to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Catrachas de Honduras, 18.12.2010

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Sources:

Valeria (“Darwin” Joya)
Not reported June 30th 2009 Tegucigalpa (Honduras) Shot to death Shot in the face. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Red Lésbica Cattrachas, Feministas en Resistencia, Report “Asesinatos en el marco del golpe de estado de la comunidad LGTTBI Honduras”, IndyMedia Argentina, 07.11.2009 IGLHRC, 17.12.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Sources:

Martina Jackson (“Martín”)
Not reported June 30th 2009 Cerro Verde, Choloma (Honduras) Stoned She was raped and stoned to death. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Red Lésbica Cattrachas, Feministas en Resistencia, Report “Asesinatos en el marco del golpe de estado de la comunidad LGTTBI Honduras”, IndyMedia Argentina, 07.11.2009 IGLHRC, 17.12.2009

July 2009 Total: 15: Brazil: 6, USA: 5, El Salvador: 1, Malaysia: 1, Mexico: 1, Venezuela: 1. Name:
Age:

N. N.
Late 30s 26

Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

July 1st 2009 Philadelphia (USA), public park Shot to death Shot several times, described as “man wearing women’s clothes” “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: NBC Philadelphia, 01.07.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported July 2nd 2009 Curitiba (Brazil) Burned Sex worker “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks:

Violeta Vergara Conde
19 July 6th 2009 San Francisco (Venezuela) Beaten to death Sex worker. Three clients took her and another sex worker to the San Francisco district. There they beat them both with a cross wheel spanner and killed Violeta, the other sex worker survived and was able to escape. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Diario La Verdad, Maracaibo, Venezuela, 07.07.2009, Red Trans de Nicaragua, 14.07.2009

Source:

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks:

“Cesar” Torres
39 July 8th 2009 El Paso (USA), own apartment Beaten to death Victim died of the beating and suffered cuts above his eyes, broken ribs, a broken nose, a ruptured liver, wrenched neck, stab wounds and other injuries. Victim was killed by boyfriend. An autopsy report says victim died from blunt force trauma. Victim is described as crossdresser. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Paso Times, 11.07.2009, KDBC 4 News, Portugal.Gay 13.07.09

Sources:

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death:

Teri Benally (Navaho)
42 July 8th 2009 Albuquerque (USA), own apartment Beaten to death 27

Remarks: Source:

“Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Native Out, 08.07.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Judecir” Marinho de Oliveira
42 July 12th 2009 Fortaleza (Brazil), street Shot to death Shot three times by men on motorbikes. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Diario do Nordeste, 14.07.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N. N.
Not reported July 15th 2009 Aparecida de Goiânia (Brazil), Hospital Shot to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: O Globo.com, 17.07.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Fernanda Cerqueira da Silva
18 July 17th 2009 Vila Barão (Brazil) Shot to death Sex worker shot to death by client who killed her and injured another trans sex worker, because he didn’t want to pay the requested sum for the service. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Jornal Cruzeiro do Sul, 17.07.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Jesús Gerardo” Ávalos
22 July 17th 2009 Mexico Shot to death Sex worker, killed during work. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Siglo de Torreón, México, 18.07.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks:

N.N.
Not reported July 18th 2009 Sonsonate (El Salvador) Stabbed to death The body was found in the district Piedra de Moler, in Nahulingo. 28

Source:

“Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Diario Co Latino, 20.07.2009 and La Prensa Gráfica, El Salvador 19.07.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Walace” de Souza
21 July 20th 2009 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Stabbed to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
27 July 23rd 2009 Penang (Malaysia) Head injuries The victim was found by a security guard, lying in a pool of blood. She was taken to a hospital where she died 12 hours later as a result of head injury. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: www.transgenderdor.org

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Bianca
Not reported July 25th 2009 João Pessoa (Brazil) Not reported Trans person killed by 3 youngsters (16, 17, and 18 years of age) who declared that they killed her “because she wanted to have oral sex with them”. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Mix Brasil, 27.07.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Beyonce “Eric” Lee
21 July 26th 2009 New Orleans (USA) Stabbed to death Lee was a drag performer who dressed and performed as the famous singer Beyonce. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: www.transgenderdor.org

Name:
Age:

Archie Avis Brooks
47 29

Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

July 26th 2009 Hattiesburg (USA) Stabbed to death FTM stabbed to death after having an argument with his companion Devin Fortune, 28, who is arrested for slaying the victim. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Hattiesburg American, 05.08.2009

August 2009 Total: 9: Colombia: 2, Honduras: 2, USA: 2, Algeria: 1, Brazil: 1, Malaysia 1. Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Kleberson Allan” dos Anjos Santos
18 August 2nd 2009 Ribeirão Pires (Brazil), in the street Shot to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Diário do Grande ABC 03.08.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks:

Jéssica Zambrano Cantero (“Hames”)
28 August 2nd 2009 Barranquilla (Colombia), in the street Shot to death The victim was a sex worker. A person, supposedly her boyfriend, shot her three times from a van in the chest. The murder happened in the same place where 2008 two trans persons were murdered by a policeman. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Heraldo 03.08.2009

Source:

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

"Héctor Emilio" Maradiaga Snaider
24 August 9th 2009 Tegucigalpa (Honduras) Shot to death Victim was shot three times. Her body was found one kilometer from the Colonia Lomas de Toncontín. The victim worked in a restaurant; she had an appointment with some friends. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Heraldo, 10/08/09 and IGLHRC, 17.12.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death:

N. N.
Not reported In the first two weeks of August 2009 Algiers (Algeria), hospital Beaten to death 30

Remarks:

Source:

Victim was a young trans woman who had a degree from the Algiers University, but was abandoned by her family and had to work as sex worker. She was attacked at night in the street by a group of strangers who beat her up severely. She was brought to hospital, where she died shortly after. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: www.bekhsoos.com/web/2009/09/algerian-transsexual-womanmurdered/ 07.09.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

La George (“Jorge” Eliecer Burbano)
Not reported August 16th 2009 Bogotá (Colombia) Shot to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: La Prensa Escrita 12/09/2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Kanan al Muthia
42 August 25th 2009 Setapak (Malaysia) Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Malay Mail 27.08.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Tyli’a Mack
21 August 26th 2009 Washington D.C. (USA), Hospital Stabbed to death 2 transgender persons were stabbed and brought to hospital. One died in the hospital, another one is expected to recover. The police is investigating the death as a possible hate crime. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Examiner, 01.09.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Paulina Ibarra
24 August 28th 2009 Hollywood (USA), own apartment Stabbed to death The suspected murderer is a homeless person who is known to frequent transgender sex workers. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: ABC 7, 07.09.2009 31

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks:

Michelle Torres (“Milton”)
Not reported August 30th 2009 San Pedro Sula (Honduras), nearby a shopping center Shot to death The victim was with two other trans sex workers talking with a client when they were approached by another man in a car, threatening them to go away. When Michelle responded him, he took out a weapon and shot her in the head. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Red Lésbica Cattrachas, Feministas en Resistencia, Report “Asesinatos en el marco del golpe de estado de la comunidad LGTTBI Honduras”, IndyMedia Argentina, 07.11.2009 and IGLHRC, 17.12.2009

Source:

September 2009 Total: 5: Brazil: 2, Honduras: 2, Peru: 1. Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Sources:

Carol de Souza
17 September 13th 2009 Caratinga (Brazil) Stabbed to death Victim was a sex worker. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: TV Super Canal Caratinga & Blog William Chaves, 15.09.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Sources:

Samara da Silva
28 September 17th 2009 Jundiaí (Brazil), Motel Strangled The victim was found “tattooed” with a piece of glass of a beer bottle. The accused said to the police that he thought the victim was a woman and killed her, when realizing she was a trans person. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Jornal de Itupeva, 20.09.2009, Agência Anhangüera de Notícias, 23.09.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Sources:

Fernanda / Salomé Miranda Mata (“Jorge Samuel”)
21 September 20th 2009 San Pedro Sula (Honduras) Shot to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Tiempo, 21.09.2009 and IGLHRC, 17.12.2009 32

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Sources:

Sayda Reynieri (“Carlos” Reinieris Salomé)
33 September 20th 2009 San Pedro Sula (Honduras) Shot to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Tiempo, 21.09.2009 and IGLHRC, 17.12.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of death: Remarks: Sources:

"Rusbel Antonio" Torres Jesús
30 September 21th 2009 Chimbote (Peru), in own liquor shop Shot to death Liquor seller, she was assaulted in her own establishment by four persons, they beat and shot her when she tried to escape. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Comercio 22.09.2009

October 2009 Total : 23: Brazil: 4, Honduras: 3, Colombia: 2, El Salvador: 2, , India: 2, Guatemala: 1, Nicaragua: 1, Albania: 1, Chile: 1, China: 1, Cuba: 1, Spain: 1, UK: 1, Venezuela: 1, USA: 1. Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Kristina Lucaj
38 October 3rd 2009 Tirana (Albania), in abandoned building Stabbed to death The victim was stabbed in the neck in an abandoned building and died en route to Tirana’s hospital due to blood loss. The victim had previously been arrested for prostitution. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Balkan Insight 04.10.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Sources:

Linsia C.C.
Aproxx. 40 3-4 days before October 8th 2009 Burgos (Spain) Strangled Sex worker, migrant (of Colombian descent) “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Mundo, 08.09.2009

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Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N. N.
Not reported October 6th 2009 Havana (Cuba), in a park Stabbed to death Three stabs, two in the breast and one in the back. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Aliomar Janjaque, Fundación Cubana LGTB, 14.09.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Marión Lanza
Not reported October 9th 2009 Tegucigalpa (Honduras) Not reported Denounced by the Association LGTTBI Arcoíris “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Red Lésbica Cattrachas, Feministas en Resistencia, Report “Asesinatos en el marco del golpe de estado de la comunidad LGTTBI Honduras”, IndyMedia Argentina, 07.11.2009 and IGLHRC, 17.12.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks:

Monserrat (”Elder Noe”) Maradiaga
Not reported October 10th 2009 San Pedro Sula (Honduras), street Run over by a car The victim, activist of the Travesty, Transgender and Transsexual Group of San Pedro Sula (Colectivo TTT), was on the sidewalk with two other persons. A car came by with high velocity and run over her, she died instantly, the other two persons survived. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Red Lésbica Cattrachas, Feministas en Resistencia, Report “Asesinatos en el marco del golpe de estado de la comunidad LGTTBI Honduras”, IndyMedia Argentina, 07.11.2009 and IGLHRC, 17.12.2009

Source:

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

„Rômulo Emílio“ de Freitas
18 October 13th 2009 Londrina (Brazil), in the street Shot to death The victim was a sex worker who was attacked by three men at night and shot down with three shots by one of them. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Jornal de Londrina, 13.10.09

Name:
Age: Date of Death:

Carolina ("Edwards José") González
37 October 13th 2009 34

Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Maracaibo (Venezuela) Shot to death Hairdresser. She returned from a funeral. Some unidentified men shot her and escaped. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Diario La Verdad, 15.10.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Andrea Waddell
29 October 15th 2009 Brighton (United Kingdom), in her flat Strangled The victim was strangled before her flat was set on fire. She was sometimes working as a sex worker, taking clients back to her flat. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Daily Mail, 19.10.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“José” Ribeiro Alves Neto
40 October 16th 2009 Valparaiso (Brazil) Strangled Public Official “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

„Tamires“ de Tal
Not reported October 19th 2009 Taguatinga Sul (Brazil), in the street Shot to death The victim was part of a group of trans sex workers who were shot by two men at night. The suspects, two males in their twenties, have been caught by the police. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Correio Brasiliense, 19.10.09

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks:

Vimlesh (Hijra)
47 October 20th 2009 New Delhi (India), in her house Slashed throat The victim, a “guruji”, a leader of a local hijra community, was murdered together with another hijra by her driver, her body guard and another man who stole her jewelry and car and were later caught by the police. Both victims were found lying in a pool of blood. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Times of India, 21.10.2009, PTI News 04.11.2009 35

Sources:

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks:

Meena (Hijra)
31 October 20th 2009 New Delhi (India), in Vimlesh’s house Slashed throat The victim was murdered together with another hijra by the driver and the body guard of the other victim and another man who stole her jewelry and car. The three suspects were later caught by the police. Both victims were found lying in a pool of blood. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Times of India, 21.10.2009, PTI News 04.11.2009

Sources:

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks:

Kimberly (“Marco Andrés”) Medina Andrade
25 October 21st 2009 Santiago de Chile (Chile) Stabbed to death Kimberly and another transsexual (Justo Hernández Arriagada), sex workers, were attacked by a group of trans persons, named “Team Mecano”. Kimberly died in the attack, Arriagada was slightly injured. José Luis Salazar Almeyda, 18 years old, surrendered to police confessing to be the author of the crime. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: La Nación, 22.10.2009.

Source:

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of death: Remarks: Source:

N. N.
Between 25 and 28 October 24th 2009 Campinas (Brazil), in a Drive-In Stabbed to death The victim went with a client into the drive-in, and was stabbed there. She had severe injuries in the right arm, the breasts, the stomach and the hips. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: AthosGLS, 26.10.09

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Juan Carlos” Zelaya
32 October 24th 2009 San Pedro Sula (Honduras) Not reported Trans person, worked as a fruit seller. The body was found completely naked. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: La Tribuna, 26.10.2009 and IGLHRC, 17.12.2009

Name:
Age:

Katherine Noriega
Not reported 36

Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

October 25th 2009 Bogotá (Colombia) Shot to death Sex Worker “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Portal Participación Bogotá, Gobierno de Colombia 02.11.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Not reported October 25th 2009 Baltimore (USA), hospital Stabbed to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: www.transgenderdor.org

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Kenia Mayli
Not reported October 26th 2009 Guatemala-City (Guatemala) Shot to death The victim’s body showed signs of torture (before being murdered she was run over by a car). “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Reinas de la Noche www.reinasdelanoche.org.gt

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N.N.
Between 20 – 30 years October 29th 2009 La Libertad (El Salvador), in a corn field Shot to death It was a double murder (of a trans person and of another woman). There is no evidence, but the area is controlled by a youth gang, the mara salvatrucha. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: elsalvador.com 30.10.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Sources:

N.N.
Not reported October 29th 2009 Outside of Quezaltepque (El Salvador) Shot to death The victim and another woman were murdered by a group of men who appeared to be gang members. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Salvador, 30.10.2009

Name:
Age:

Wanda Fox
Not reported 37

Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Sources:

October 30th 2009. Bogotá, (Colombia) Shot to death Victim was a sex worker and activist of Fundación Procrear and Proyecto Zona Trans and was shot by several individuals from a car. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Fundación Procrear 29/10/2009 and Portal Participación Bogotá, Gobierno de Colombia 02.11.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Jessica Andreina
Not reported October 31st 2009 Puerto Barrios (Nicaragua) Shot to death Her body was found by other trans persons. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Reinas de la Noche www.reinasdelanoche.org.gt

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Xiao Sichuan
30 October 2009 Kunming (China) Not reported Xiao Sichuan was a sex worker, who was killed by a client. TvT partner organisation: Trans China

November 2009
Total: 17: Brazil: 8, Dominican Republic: 1, Guatemala: 1, Honduras: 1, Italy: 1, Nicaragua: 1, Puerto Rico: 1, Thailand: 1, UK: 1, Uruguay: 1. Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

N. N.
Not reported Between October 26th and November 3rd 2009 Londrina (Brazil) Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Jornal de Londrina 10.10.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Lam / Larissa (“Rigoberto” Wilson Carrasco)
17 November 1st (2nd) 2009 El Zamorano, Francisco Morazán (Honduras) Shot to death Various men attacked the victim. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: 38

Tiempo 02/11/2009, IGLHRC, 17.12.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Sabrina García Cajas
Not reported November 2nd 2009 Guatemala City (Guatemala) Stoned Member of OTRANS, Reinas de la Noche. Brutally stoned. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Reinas de la Noche www.reinasdelanoche.org.gt

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

“Luis” Sosa
57 November 3rd 2009 Montevideo (Uruguay), at Rodó Park Shot to death Shot in the head and in the tórax. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: La República, 06.11.2009

Name:
Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

„Aglaílson“ Rodrigues Ferreira
22 November 4th 2009 Fortaleza (Brazil) Burned Tied, gagged, and burned. Victim received threats before. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Diario do Nordeste 15.11.2009

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Destiny Lauren
29 November 10th 2009 Leighton (United Kingdom), own flat Strangled Victim was a sex worker. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Islington Gazette 12.10.2009

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N.N.
Not reported November 11th 2009 Londrina (Brazil) Burned “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

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“Jorge Steven” López Mercado
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19 November 12th 2009 Caguas (Puerto Rico) Throat cut The victim worked as a sex worker. The confessed murderer, 26 years old, was unable to pay the bail of $4 million and was imprisoned. He murdered the victim after noticing that she was a trans person. The Justice Department, along with representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Puerto Rico Legal University Hospital, has declared its intention to treat the murder as a hate crime. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Vocero, 18/11/2009 and 24/11/2009

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Brenda
32 November 20th 2009 Rome (Italy), own apartment Smoke inhalation Victim was a sex worker of Brazilian descent and a witness to a “political sex scandal.” Her apartment was set on fire. The police are investigating murder. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Telegraph 20.11.2009, Netzeitung 21.11.2009 and www.republica.it

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“Marconi William” Pereira
27 November 21st 2009 Itabira (Brazil) Shot to death TV presenter “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Wanchai Tongwijit
35 November 21st 2009 Phuket City (Thailand) Shot to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Phuket Gazette, 26.11.2009

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Namanda
Not reported November 22nd 2009 Goiana (Brazil) Shot to death 40

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“Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

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“Grazivaldo” Martins
47 November 23rd 2009 Salvador (Brazil) Hanged. Sex worker “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

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Rui
Not reported November 25th 2009 Campo Grande (Brazil) Stabbed to death Police suspect a crime of passion. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Campo Grande News 25.12.2009

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Emanuele Fosquerau de Oliveira
25 November 25th 2009 Campo Grande (Brazil), Hospital Shot to death Sex worker, shot at night by three 16-year-olds. Died in hospital. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Parana Online 26.11.2009

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Kelly Correa Pichardo (“Alejandro”)
24 November 25th 2009 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) Shot to death Medical student and founder of the trans group Trans Siempre Amigas (Transsa); worked as a sex worker. Kelly was on a motorbike with another person, who was also injured. They were shot by several men, also on a motorbike. The motive for the murder is unknown. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Nacional, 26.11.2009

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La Lola (“Francisco Javier” Mena Aguilar)
17 November 29th 2009 Rivas (Nicaragua), in the hospital Stabbed to death Stabbed in the back in the “red light district” of Rivas. The victim was 41

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brought to hospital, were she died in the surgery room due to an internal haemorrhage. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: La Prensa, 01.12.2009

December 2009
Total: 20: Brazil: 12, Ecuador: 1, Guatemala: 1, Honduras: 1, Italy: 1, Malaysia: 1, Mexico: 2, USA: 1. Name:
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N.N.
Not reported Between November 30th and December 6th 2009 Guayaquil (Ecuador), in the own house Not reported “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Comercio, 07.12.2009

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Débora da Costa
Not reported December 2nd 2009 Recife (Brazil) Shot to death Murderer shot the victim six times and fled in a van. Victim had received threats for non-payment of debts. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: JC Online 03.12.2009

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Filhinha
Not reported December 8th 2009 Uberaba (Brazil) Not reported Sex worker “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Maria Qualls
23 December 9th 2009 San Francisco (USA), Golden Eagle Hotel Beaten to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: KVTU & Bay City News, 19.12.2009

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Sabrina Drummond
43 December 12th 2009 São Luis (Brazil) Stabbed to death Victim was president of the “Associação de Travestis e Transexuais do Maranhão” (Atrama) and an outreach social worker for trans sex workers, distributing condoms and information material about AIDS/HIV and STDs. The perpetrator is suspected to be a “serial killer” who has murdered two other trans persons. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Jornal Pequeno 14.12.2009 & Athos GLS 15.12.2009

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Estrella Venegas
32 December 13th 2009 Mexicali (Mexico) Shot to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: www.transgenderdor.org

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Giovanna Fernandes
31 Between December 1st and December 15th 2009 Rome (Italy) Not reported The body of the victim, who was of Brazilian descent, was found inside a garbage bag in a state of advanced decomposition, along with a jacket, a pair of black sandals and a ring. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Noticias Terra 29.12.2009

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“Luis Arturo” Murillo
25 December 15th 2009 San Pedro Sula (Honduras), at the road between Puerto Cortés and San Pedro Sula Dismembered The body was found dismembered, with severed genitals, in a whiteand-pink sack. The head was not found. The police surmise that the victim was a trans person because her fingernails were painted pink. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: La Prensa, 15.12.2009, La Tribuna, 17.12.2009

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Talia
Not reported December 15th 2009 Belem (Brazil) Stabbed to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia: www.ggb.org.br

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“José” dos Santos Bispo
43 December 16th 2009 Tancredo Neves (Brazil), at home Shot Victim was a pai de santo, a religious leader. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: A Tarde Online 17.12.2009

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“Euzenilson Paulino” Carneiro da Silva
23 December 16th 2009 Recife (Brazil) Shot to death Victim was shot to death, along with her mother, by two hooded men on a motorbike. Two friends of the victim were also shot but survived. Police suspect that the homicides are linked to drug trafficking. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Diario do Nordeste 17.12.2009

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Paulina Méndez Cartagena (“Juan Pablo”)
Not reported December 17th 2009 Guatemala City (Guatemala) Shot to death The Organización de Apoyo a una Sexualidad Integral frente al Sida (Oasis) declared that the trans sex workers of District 1, after denouncing the murder, were threatened and intimidated. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Periódico 27.12.2009

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“José Javier” Quiroz Terrazas
19 Not reported (the news was published on December 20th 2009) Delicias (Mexico), in the street Shot to death Four hooded men in a van approached the victim and another person, demanding them to give up their valuables. The victim ran away and was shot down. The police found the body in a dress. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: El Sol de Parral, 20.12.2009

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“Luiz” da Silva
47 Before December 20th 2009 Cuiabá (Brazil) Beaten to death “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: 24 Horas News 31.12.2009

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Renata Pinheiro de Souza
37 December 20th 2009 Brasilia (Brazil) Head injury Victim was found stripped naked. The victim’s head was smashed with a piece of a broken toilet. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Clica Brasilia 20.12.2009

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Fernanda
36 December 23rd 2009 Maceió (Brazil), near church Shot to death Perpetrator fled on a scooter. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Correio do Povo 23.12.2009

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N.N.
17 December 24th 2009 Niterói (Brazil), in sex worker area Shot to death The victim, a sex worker, was executed by two young men on a motorbike after leaving a sex worker hotel. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: Osao Goncalo 24.12.2009 45

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Jô de Souza Bevenites
48 December 29th 2009 Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil) Stabbed to death The victim was stabbed by a man on a motorbike near a bus station. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: O Globo 31.12.2009

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Wong
64 December 31st 2009 Johor Baru (Malaysia) Stabbed to death The victim was killed in his own apartment and robbed. There were no signs of forced entry. “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project: New Strait Times 01.01.2010 & Bernama Malaysian News Agency 01.01.2010

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Age: Date of Death: Location of Death: Cause of Death: Remarks: Source:

Tânia Santos
19 December 2009 Maceio, AL (Brazil) Stabbed to death TvT Partner Organization: Grupo Gay da Bahia (Tabelas 2010)

2009 Additions: Total 1: (China: 1) Name:
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N. N.
Not reported 2009 Dalian (China) Not reported TvT Partner Organisation Trans China

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