More About Brazil
Although Brazil has been praised as a progressive world leader in the push for LGBTI rights, it is marked by an incredibly high record of hate crimes and discrimination against the LGBTI community, especially transgender women of color.
In just the first month of 2016, over 50 transgender people were murdered in Brazil.
It is estimated that the life expectancy for trans-people in Brazil is around 30 years old, while the average Brazilian lives to age 75.
More About Philippines
The trans-community is visible and generally accepted in the Philippines. Transgender beauty pageants are commonplace across the country.
However, transgender people still face widespread discrimination and lack legal protections to ensure their safety.
Geraldine Roman, a transgender woman from the Bataan province of the Philippines, recently was elected to Congress making her the first transgender person elected to public office.