Brazil: Federal Supreme Court Allows Transfer of Two Transvestites to Prisons Compatible with their Sexual Orientation

On February 19, 2018, Justice Luis Roberto Barroso of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled in a habeas corpus proceeding that two persons who self-identified as transvestites and who had been placed in a men’s prison cell be transferred to a prison that is “compatible with their gender identity.” (Ministro determina transferência de travestis para estabelecimento prisional compatível com orientação sexual, SUPREMO TRIBUNAL FEDERAL (Feb. 19, 2018).) Both have been imprisoned since December 2016 at a men’s penitentiary in the state of São Paulo as determined by a decision of the trial court judge. (Id.) Read more via Library of Congress