Anti-LGBTQ hate crimes in El Salvador on the rise

By : Ernesto Valle of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the LGBT Media Association
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ABOVE: San Salvador, El Salvador (Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers)

Editor’s note: The Washington Blade published a Spanish version of this story on Nov. 21.

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador | Anti-LGBTQ hate crimes in El Salvador have increased over the last two months.

Unknown suspects in a vehicle on Oct. 27 stabbed Anahy Miranda Rivas, a 27-year-old transgender woman, with a knife on Los Héroes Boulevard in San Salvador and dragged her to death.

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Transgender woman murdered in El Salvador capital

By : Ernesto Valle OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Anahy Miranda Rivas, photo via Facebook.

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador | Last Sunday, Oct. 27, dawned with the blood of one more LGBTQ Salvadoran spilled.

Authorities say a group of armed suspects who were inside a van grabbed Anahy Miranda Rivas, 27, on Boulevard de los Héroes in San Salvador, the Salvadoran capital. Preliminary reports indicate the suspects held and dragged her for several meters along the boulevard before they stabbed her with a sharp object.

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