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At Least 594 LGBT People Were Murdered In The Americas In A 15-Month Period

Four were killed by decapitation, according to a new report.

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A report released Wednesday identified 594 people believed to be LGBT were murdered between the beginning of 2013 and the end of March, 2014. The victims include four who were decapitated.

The count was compiled by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), which is an arm of the Organization of American States. In addition to the 594 killed, an additional 176 people survived "serious attacks." The IACHR said the real count of LGBT people killed or assaulted during this period is likely higher than these figures suggest, because the majority of countries in the Americas do not track hate crimes targeting LGBTI people. Because governments do so little documentation of such crimes, this count was largely compiled from media accounts and reports by activist organizations, and many crimes may have gone unreported.

People perceived to be transgender women and gay men were the primary targets of violence, and young people were especially at risk. Among the transgender women identified in the report, 80% were under 35. The report notes that "trans women and other gender non-conforming persons are often targeted by law enforcement agents, who tend to act upon prejudice and assume they are criminals."

The report suggests violence against LBT women may be especially underreported, in part because they often suffer violence from family members.

These are the names, nicknames, or initials that have been made public of those who were killed.

"La China" (Hernandez)

"La gallana" (Iglesias Martínez)

Ágata de Silva

Alex Silva da Paz

Alexandra Delgado

Andrés Felipe Bernal

Baca Salazar

Barahona Baquedano

Britney Ebanks

Carías Rivera

Carlita Javier Pacheco

Casco Carbajal

Chamorro Martínez

Coco Karahalios

Cruz Barahona

Daniel Prado Smith

Deivison Michel de Almeida

Diana Marcela Ranjel

Diaz Ortiz

Edmilson Mariano Da Silva Junior

Elcer Alexander Rodriguez

Fernanda Ramirez

Ferrera Gonzalez

Fiallos Cruz

Francisco Aragón Guerrero

Genesis Amanda Amandita

Ginger Garcia Scoott

Islan Nettles

J.

Javier Francisco Mora Jiménez

Jessica

Jorge Armando

José Andrés Cuenca Adrián

José Marcelo Santos

José Ribamar

Joseph Benzinger

Juan Díaz Ramón

Julián 'Fransuá' Alcántara Inga

Katlyn Santos Da Silva

Kesse Jhones da Silva

L. O. P.

La Juana

La Mitchell Jiménez Pérez

Luana José Soares

Maleja Ortiz Meneses

Marcelly Tavares

Marcio Oliveira Tavares

Marco Noé López Castillo

Marcus

Mayara Castro Da Silva

Monica N.

Nilson de Jesús Silvéro

Ochoa Aguilar

Osorto Cuadra

P. R.

Padilla Andino

Quezada Garcia

Raissa Silva

Ramirez Sarmiento

Regina N

Roberto Lozano Young

Roman Francisco Gomez

Sebastião Fleuri

Shania Ávila Mendoza

Soraya Hernández

Tania Santos Vázquez

Tomasa Ortiz

V. L. A. D. S.

Valdinei Matins

Valdivieso Lopez

Vanessa Betancourt

Weddle Calderón

Wellington Silva

Wilmer Rafael Quintero Perez

Xiomara Lopes

Yhonatan Alexander Guédez Bermúdez

Zelaya Garcia

Ailton Sales Mota

A. M.

Alex Quiroga Huambachano

Alexandra

Anderson Groos

Ángelo Boin Neto

Antonio Marcos Da Silva

Betty Skinner

Britney Cosby

Brunete Chagas

Bruno Borges de Oliveira

Champa Darshanie Poonwassie

David Maurer

Denieldson Alves Rocha

Eleodoro Moisés Herrera Sánchez

Evanílson José Silva de Melo

Fernanda Lima

Francisco David de Andrade

Gutta

J. N.

José González Quiroga

Juan Carlos Barrera

Juan José Romero Reyes

Katherine Jannett Droguett Silva

Kerwin Yasmani Lázaro Morales

Luciano Jorge Soares de Oliveira

Luis Carlos Rodriguez Benavides

Luiz Antonio de Jesús

Mauricio Joseé Sanches de Oliveira

Melony Smith

Michele Coelho de Morais

Naomi Kevin Lui Inuma

Otomir Pereira da Silva

Paola Ivanildo Alves Pereira

Paulo Sérgio do Nascimento

R. D. H.

Renán Hernández Pineda

Rihana

Rodrigo Do Campos Soares

Rogel Aprigio Da Silva

Rogelio Fajardo Zanela

Ronald Souza Feitosa

Rosa Syad Ribut

Sergio Altamirano de los Santos

Shaun Hartley

Vanesa Alexis Zabala

Waldemir Devillart

Walmir da Silva Moura

Wladimir Sepúlveda

Yanira

Joseilton Alves Pereira Soares

No publicado

Renata Júnior Nunes de Souza

Thifani Felipe Matheus

D.

L. A. L. A

No publicado

Glenda

Javier Gómez Bastida

Charles Romo

Dulce Centeno Taipe

Eliseo Garza Salinas

María Del Carmen Torrente De Diago

Alexandre Henrique

Francisco Ivanildo Santos

Ronaldo Araujo Caldas

Vilsomar Pereira dos Santos

Eduardo David Ríos González

Arione Pereira Leite

Claudevando Da Silva Gomes

Elizalber Oliveira de Mesquita

Enrique López Pérez

Fabio Da Conceicao Machado

Fernandinha Oliveira de Mesquita

Joao Wellington Gomes Serasa

Jonathas Silva

José Feliciano Da Luz

José Natanael Ramos Cruz

Juárez da Silva

Julian de Souza Cruz

Luis Alberto Menocal Antúnez

María de Jesús

No publicado

Paola Alexandre Resende Silva

Renato Batista da Silca

Romildo da Silva

Valdinezio Miguel Galindo

Wagner de Paulas Rodegues

D.S.S.

No publicado

"Gege"

"La guera" (Jorge Armando Cervantes Guzman)

"La tita Araica" (Roberto)

"Picolina" (Francisco Igor Albino Furtado)

Adilson Alfredo Becerra

Aecio Costa Sales

Agamemnon

Albertino Pereira Da Silva

Aldo Javier Socarrás Maldonado

Alejandro Alfredo Bustamante Godoy

Alfredo Velázquez

Alisson da Rocha Ribeiro

Alonso González Núñez

Alvan Sierra Gómez

Ambar Taina Mejía

Ananias Antonio da Silva

Anderson Silva Santos

Andressa Pinheiro

Antonio Fernando de Oliveira

Antonio Goncalves Pinheiro

Armando Madero

Asunción Cruz Cruz

Augusto José da Purificação

Aureliano Morales Hernández ("El Aguacate")

Bianca Mantelli Pazinatto

Boris Juvenal Bello

Bryan Robles Angulo

Camila Paredes Saldaña

Carl Acoff

Cece Acoff

Claudio Nasco

Cláudio Quoos Conte

Cristina

Crodoaldo

D. A. R.

D. J.

Dagoberto Pulido Villa

Daniel Mendoza Macías

Daniel Pinheiro Da Silva

Dárcio Natal de Mendonca

Darwin Julio Cobos Reyes

David José Pereira Torres

David Villareal

Dayana Mónico Hernández

Dean Moriah

Débora Moreira Mori

Delmar Bittencourt ("Lady Butterfly")

Delon Melville

Derich Rodrigues

Diamond Williams

Diana

Domonique Beckam Newburn

Edilson Gonçalves Conceição

Ediney Alexander Funchal

Edson Teixeira de Carvalho

Elkin David Arcila

Emanoel Pereira Magalhaes

Emanuel Bernardo Dos Santos

Emilly Sallimeni

Esequias Oliverira do Carmo

Esteban Parada Armijo

Ever Orozco

Everaldo Gioli de Andrade

Eyricka Morgan

Ezequías Oliveira Ducarmo

F. J. C. B.

Felipe González Quintanilla

Fernanda Iara Marques Soares

Fernandes Pererira Da Silva

Fernando Domingues Rosa

Francis Emanuel

Francisco Cabral Neto

Francisco de Assis Camara

Frank José Fernández

Gildevanda Silva Dos Santos

Guillermo Cruz Moreno

Henrique Junior

I. A.

Jaime Eduardo Urquijo

Javier Hernández Rodríguez

Jenifer Castro

Joana Bartolomeu dos Santos

Joice Antonio Freitas Vieira

Jorge Suarez Pérez

José Antonio Valle Bayona

José Carlos Cabral

Jose Edilson Castro de Castro

José Ismar Eugenio Pompeu

José Luis de los Santos

Josenildo Tavares de Oliveira

Juan Alberto Ávila Durán

Juan Antonio "N"

Juan Bosco Oliveira de Souza

Júlio Dias de Almeida

Julivan Pinheiro Castelo Branco

Karen Efraín Cruz Florean

Katalina Ramírez

Kyle Eugene Kester

L.A.C.M

L.R.R

La Alison Reyes López

La Caro Ramon Gutierrez

La palmira (Feddy García)

Laura Aguilar

Lauro Pinto

Leonardo Davy Chagas

Lindomar Freire Oliveira

Loba

Luciano de Jesús Silva

Luneida Venturini De Sousa

Marcia Gabriel

Marcilio Gervazio Santos

Márcio Sérgio de Lima

Maria de Fatima Ferreira dos Santos

Marquezanor David de Souza

Martina Flores García

Mauricio Francisco Inacio Junior

Maurício Rodolfo Bento

Maycon Brito Reginatto

Michel Goncalves Nogueira

Miguel Torres Abarca

Munir Augusto Da Silva

Nicole Machado

Nidia Durán

Nivaldo

Otair Aparecido Maciel

Pamela

Paulo Ribeiro de Matos

Paulo Sérgio Jerônimo da Silva

Pedro Paulo Gois Medina

Prince Joe (Joseph) Sánchez

Rafaela

Rayka Tomaz

René Emilio Aguirre

Ricardo Sánchez Solís

Rogelio Vilcamango Guevara

Roger Alberto Sobalvarro Montiel

Romeu de Freitas

Rosa Fernando Domínguez

Rose Maria Queiroz

S.S.M.C

Salvador Becerril Gómez

Shanayne Rodrigues Macena

Sidney Antonio Basso

Soraia Martins da Silva

Thalia Batista Mendes

Tiffany Holder

Uelton Ferreira de Alcántara

Valdenildo Gouveia de Souza

Valdir José Martins

Valtenir Ribeiro

Victor Dorado

Violeta

Vitoria

Wellington Charles Da Silva

Welyson Marques de Souza

Xiomara Andrea Nebrijo

Yanelis María Rodríguez Morel

José Carlos Moreira Félix

Ariston Francisco Cruz

Jorge Cabral de Souza

Luis Aguayo Gómez

Pedro Jurací De Lira Freire Filho

"Carioca"

"Chuchuhúa" (Daniel Rojas)

"Luna del Mar" (Jesus Alberto)

A. R. D. S.

A. S. S.

Abelha

Adeodato Pereira Júnior

Adolfo Pérez De Ávila

Adriano Robson Bueno de Almeida

Adson Orleans

Aghata de Mello

Alcebes Emidio Ribeiro

Alessandro de Sales Messias

Alexsander Bernardes

Aline Menezes

Amari Hill White

Ángel Francisco Ramírez González

Angelina Lucía Martínez Figueroa

Antonio Carlos dos Santos ("Toni Gretchen")

Antonio Marcos Da Silva

Arthur Da Silva Santos

Arturo Víctor Lomboi

Ashley Sinclair

B.

Benedito Bentes Robson

Betto Coelho

Brittany Nicole Kidd Stergis

C. R. M.

Camila Veronezi

Carina Severino da Silva

Carlos Robson dos Santos

Cauã

Cecilia Marahouse

Cherlys Hilton Valbuena Isea

Cristiano Ali

Crystal Jackson

Crystal Nascimento de Araújo

D. A. D. S.

Dani

Daniel Enrique Lozano

Daniela Siqueira Nascimento

David da Costa Moreira

Deysi López Díaz

Diego Marchado dos Santos Oliveira

Elvis da Silva Souza

Emanuel Rodríguez Vergara

Esmeralda Garcia Reyes

Evanildo Teodoro dos Santos

Farita de Almeida Oliveira

Felipe Atencia Morelo

Felipe de Jesús Martínez Mendoza

Fernanda

Fidencio Daniel Martínez Chávez

Franciele Gomes da Silva

Francisco Edson Araujo

Francisco Evandro de Souza

Francisco Javier Rivero Villa

G. S. D. N.

Gabriely Spanic

Geovane Henrique Leal Silva

Gilherme de Almeida

Giovana Souza Silva

Giovanni da Silva

Hayde Georgina León Dreyer

Hernán Rafael Duno

Huga Barazarte

J. H. M. G.

Jade Esmeralda Aquino Velásquez

Javier Noile Hava Paiva

Jean Carlos Romero Garizábalo

Jeferson Balduino de Araujo

Jeferson Nardon

Jesús David Hernández Otero

Jickson José González Urdaneta

Joelma

Joelma Cruz de Jesús

Jonathan La Foitaine Duarte

José Geraldo de Albuquerque Silva

José Guadalupe Estrada Sánchez

José Luiz Santos ("Biquica")

José Roberto Felício da Silva

Joselito Pereira da Silva

Juanola Malacatos Gaona

K. W. N.

Karla

Katia Lopes Barbosa

Kitana

Konyale Madden

La Paola

La Vera Martínez Gutiérrez

Layla Curitina Barbosa

Leonardo de Sá Rodrigues

Lismar Santos Silva

Lomanto Antunes Teles Filho

Luisa Aguirre Escobar

Luisa Bracho

Luiz Gustavo da Silva

Malanie Fisch

Malanie Fisch Mayoral Hernández

Marciana Ricardo da Silva

Marco Antonio Urueta Sandón

Marcos Antonio Do Nascimento

Mario Bocanegra Calambas

Mario Geraldo de Freitas Oliveira

MarK Carson

Mary Lu Levy Coelho

Mayli Braganca Tavares

Michelle dos Santos

Miguel Antonio Villegas

Milton Mauricio dos Santos

Milton Patiño Chacón

Monica Xavier de Lima

N.S. de S.

Nadine Mareco

Natalie Mercado

Nataly Parra Valbuena

Natascha

Nathália Crespim

Odimar Ximenez

Oswaldo Franco Lara

Otávio Nascimiento Valadares

Paloma

Paloma

Patricia

Paulete

Paulete

Paulete Roberto Lima dos Santos

Paulo Ricardo Almeida

Rafael da Silva Tavares

Rafaela José dos Santos Alderotti

Rayssa Xavier

Rebeca Jônatha Alves Da Silva

Ricardo Conceição

Roberto Zamudio García

Robertona

Ronal Alfonzo Sosa ("La Mayela")

Rubí Bravo Quiroz

Samuel

Sarita

Savana Vougue

Séptimo De La Hoz Escorcia

Sergio Laureano de Mendoca

Sergio Loureiro de Brito

Soraia Rodrigues

Stenafini Franciele Dos Reis Farías

Sueli Magda de Jesus E Silva

Tatiana Patricia Alvarez Primo

Thays

Willerson Araújo

Yuma Arriaza

Zulma Chorres

Kelly Young

Marcia Bruna Galisteu

No publicado

Nicole Borges Generozo

Calvin Curtis Lipscomb

Eliwellton da Silva Lessa

Adrian Matos

Alejandro Montalván López "Jando"

Alejandro Montalván

López

"Jando"

Alejandro Montalván

López

"Jando"

Alejandro Montalván

López

"Jando"

Alejandro Montalván

López

"Jando"

Angie Saori Rojas Pérez

Antonio Carlos de Santana

Antonio Carlos Grando

Barbara

Carlos Mar Organitos

Celso Mazzieri

Cintia Aldo Silva

Cristóforo F

David Rangel

Gilberto Aguiar de Oliveira Sousa

Itamar Ferreira Souza

Jaequisandro Silva Morais

Jeferson Oliveira Da Silva

Joana

João Batista Corrêa Santos

José Antonio Cano García

La Bárbara

Larissa

Lorenzo Vigueras Torres

Marcelo José da Silva

Marco McMillan

Margarita Pinedo Gonzales

Martín Grajales Paredes

No publicado

No publicado

Pedro Araújo

Pedro Oliveira da Conceição

Ricardo Serna Hernández

Rojiel Gouveia da Silva

Stephanie

Wanderlan de Souza Abreu

Xandó

Carlos Barnabé do Rosário

"El flaco"

Agustín Rodríguez Galindo

La Jessy Calderón Espinoza

Cristóbal Javier Angulo

Joel Arquímedes Molero Sánchez

Jorge Selarón

José Socorro Picanço Rodrigues

Luis Manuel Uribe Magaña

Milton Medina

Víctor Bañuelos Betancourt

"Colocha" (Norberto Sanchez)

Alberto Gomes

Carlos Lima

Francisco Antonio de Franca Almeida

Tony Díaz

Víctor Julio Batista

Raúl Fernando Toscano Cruces

Nivacil de Godoy Dias

Gibson José Souto da Rocha

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