May 11, 2022 - Police in Rio de Janeiro tore down a memorial to victims of police brutality.
The memorial was for the 28 people murdered by police in the 2021 Jacarezinho massacre, when police raided the Jacarezinho favela and started a shootout in the densely populated area. Many of the victims were unarmed and executed by the police in cold blood. [video]
Unboxing self-esteem among transgender women in Brazil and their dreams for a dignified life
Sasha wishes to have two children. Deusa wants to go to business school. Rihanna's dream is to be respected and be who she wants to be. And all Alicia wants is to fulfill her dreams. In the lead-up to the May 17 celebrations of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), UNAIDS echoes the voices and dreams of four transgender women. They, like many others, are in search of a dignified life, full of opportunities able to love who they wish to love, and not endure violence, stigma and discrimination.
Inspired by the Unbox Me campaign, launched by UNAIDS on the International Transgender Day of Visibility, 31 March, UNAIDS gave four Brazilian transgender women a small box with their portraits from a photo shoot session in 2021 with Sean Black, a photographer from the United States who specializes in LGBTQI+ subjects. As the portraits were revealed to the transgender women, they reflected on the importance of their bodies, of self-care, and of their right to live healthy and empowered lives.
Six years ago he introduced me to the world of skateboarding by sharing my video wearing a fairy costume. Today, he filmed me at the Olympics.
This is all so amazing, I'm living a dream! ❤️🥰
Thank you @tonyhawk to being so kidding and always motivating me.
Rayssa Leal, the youngest athlete to represent Brazil in the history of the Olympic Games at age 13, with Tony Hawk via instagram