A new study by a regional network of gay rights groups finds that at least 1,300 LGBT+ people have been murdered in Latin America in the past five years.
Reuters has published an article stating that “four LGBT+ people are murdered every day in Latin America and the Caribbean”.
Marcela Sanchez, head of the Colombia Diversa, an LGBT+ rights group, states: “At the bottom of these violent deaths of LGBT people is exclusion, and sometimes total exclusion”. She adds: “Many of these deaths do not matter to anyone, not even to their own families”.
The same study shows that nearly 12% of these hate crimes are carried out by people known to the victims.