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Mariel Perez-Santiago

Senior Associate, LGBT
March 16, 2017
A cellphone video showing the torture of a trans woman, who was later murdered, has caused international outrage and placed the spotlight on the dire plight of trans people in Brazil. In the...
January 18, 2017
In May 2016 a trans woman in Colón, El Salvador was beaten and strangled to death. Unknown assailants skinned her face and threw her body in a ditch on the side of a highway. In June Human...
December 21, 2016
In a victory for the human rights movement, and for the integrity of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the United Nations General Assembly rejected an amendment that would have stripped the...
October 28, 2016
I recently returned from the fourth-annual Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference in St. Croix. Organized by Liberty Place in St. Croix, United and Strong Inc. in St. Lucia, and the Eastern...