This edition of Bem Viver on TV, a program by the Brazil in facthighlights the National Day of Trans Visibility, January 29, with an unprecedented interview with lawyer, co-deputy and trans woman Robeyoncé Lima (PSOL-PE).
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The date has existed since 2004, remembering the day that transvestites and transsexuals went to the National Congress to claim equity policies and launch the “Transvestite and Respect” Campaign. Almost 20 years later, this population is still fighting for social protection, and for historically denied rights.
“We have this date in honor of trans people to remember the moments of struggle and the main demands. Not only in the area of health, but also in the issue of public safety, employability, income, the right to live, to be happy and facing violence. Brazil is the country that still kills the most people who are sexual and transvestites in the world. And since 2004, when it officially formalized this date as Trans Visibility, which we make a point of always being problematizing, not only on that date but throughout the year, the exclusion and marginalization that the trans population”, denounces the parliamentarian.
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The survey carried out by the National Association of Transvestites and Transsexuals (ANTRA) reveals that, in 2022, 131 transgender people were murdered in Brazil; another 20 took their own lives in the face of discrimination and prejudice present in Brazilian society. The data are contained in the “Dossiê: Murders and violence against Brazilian transvestites and transsexuals”, which was delivered to the MDHC this Thursday (26).
“It seems to me that the most basic of the most basic of the most basic is precisely to guarantee the living conditions so that the person can live and also survive in a scenario of exclusion and vulnerability. 90% of the transsexual and transvestite population lives from prostitution, because there is no another alternative or another option for these people and society turns a blind eye to such a current and constant problem. But there has been this need for special attention for this population for a long time”, says Robeyoncé.
The new Lula government established the unprecedented National Secretariat for the Promotion and Defense of the Rights of LGBTQIA+ People, which will form part of the Ministry of Human Rights and will be coordinated by Simmy Larrat, a trans woman. But for the lawyer and activist, the problem is structural in Brazilian society.
“It is not in the Lula government that LGBTQI+phobia or transphobia will end. But we can use instruments and tools that the federal government will make available so that we can confront this violence and reduce the as much as possible. Considering that we cannot eliminate transphobia, which is structural and has existed for many years, in a country in four years we will have to work very hard to reduce this as much as possible”, she concludes.
And there’s more...
The program goes to Lampião’s birthplace, the municipality of Serra Talhada, in Pernambuco, to visit the Museum of Cangaço in Cultural Mosaic.
O Food is Health the book “Na Companhia de Dona Fartura” shows the importance of food culture for the identity of quilombolas in Vale do Ribeira, in São Paulo.
No Agroecological Moment the resident population of Mata do Engenho Uchôa, in Pernambuco, fights for environmental preservation in the region.
There is also a Health Tip on the importance of resuming vaccination in Brazil with the family doctor, Nathália Neiva.
And the World Social Forum (WSF) takes place in Porto Alegra (RS) and salutes the guidelines of popular movements for Brazil and for the world.
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Editing: Marina Duarte de Souza
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