In Mexico, there is a high risk of transgender women being murdered before the age of 35. Since 1995, at least 265 transgender women have been murdered.
In the last two weeks alone, there have been three victims. Those victims are Alessa Flores, Itzel Durán, and Paola Ledezma. They were shot, stabbed, and strangled.
According to activists, police have been ignoring these murders and no arrests have been made.
Legislators have passed anti-discrimination laws meant to protect trans people, but it hasn’t stopped hate crimes against them.
The National Front for the Family is an anti-gay organization. After Flores’ death, a member of the organization said negative things about transgender people in an interview. Activists have not been happy with the comments as it further stigmatizes those who are trans. Now, they are wanting more than ever for people to fight for the lives of others and for equality.