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TMM IDAHOT Report for 17 May, 2016

Reposted: May 13th, 2016 International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT) Press Release Already 100 reported murders of trans people in 2016
On occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT)[1] held on the 17 of May every year, Transgender Europe (TGEU) is publishing the Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project[2] update to join the voices raising awareness on this day about the multiple forms of discrimination and violence faced by LGBTI people worldwide. This update (TMM IDAHOT 2016) reveals 100 reported murders of trans and gender diverse people in 2016, which is the highest number in the first 4 months of the year registered by the TMM project since 2008. In total, the numbers add up to 2115 reported killings of trans and gender diverse people in 65 countries worldwide between the 1st of January 2008 and the 30th of April 20161654 of which were reported in Central and South America. Throughout all six world regions, the …