This week, two transgender women were found dead alongside Highway 512 in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico. Both had been shot in the head.
A local political leader in Aguada, Puerto Rico, was beaten to death. The two male suspects who confessed to this crime alleged that they killed him because he solicited them for “sexual favors.”
At least 10 LGBT people have been murdered in the past year in Puerto Rico, and human rights activists from around the world are taking notice.
In New York, where there is a large population of Puerto Rican natives, people are beginning to take action.