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Calls for Justice in Guatemala After Two Trans Activists Killed

HeadlineJun 14, 2021

In Guatemala, transgender and human rights advocates are demanding justice for two trans women assaulted and killed in recent days. Twenty-eight-year-old Andrea González was shot to death in Guatemala City Friday. She was a leader of the organization OTRANS Queens of the Night, which denounced local media for dead-naming and misgendering González when reporting news of her killing. In a statement, OTRANS said, “The murder of our friend Andrea has hit us deep inside. We’ve lost a fighter, an undisputed leader.” Cecy Ixpata, also a member of Queens of the Night, died just days before González from injuries sustained in a separate attack.

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