Community homes welcome LGBTQIA+ people throughout Brazil

These initiatives provide support to vulnerable populations.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a report by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association (ILGA), Brazil ranks first in the Americas in the number of homicides of LGBT people and is also the world leader in the murder of transgender people.

Casa Florescer shelter center receives transsexual and transvestite women in situations of social vulnerability, due to family coexistence issues due to their gender identity, lack of opportunities, and prejudice.

"I had the opportunity to dream again, something I didn't have anymore, something that the street didn't give me," said nursing student Andreia Bessa . . .

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