Violence against transsexuals in Sergipe: to trust, or not to trust statistics, that is the question




This article addresses the death of transsexual women, especially those who died in the state of Sergipe. The fight for transsexual rights is slow but has shown results. The silencing suffered by transsexuals has been broken thanks to non-governmental organizations, among which is ANTRA. The theoretical approach will be post-structuralist based on scholars who approach the trajectory of the transsexuals in the historical and social context. Sergipe, despite the conquests of the transsexuals, still has a framework of violence, which deserves study due to the number of deaths of this social segment. Thus, the violence suffered by transsexuals must be a problem to be discussed in the educational environment, through the history of struggle as an element of empowerment for these young people.