Deputies and civil associations denounced this Friday the murder of hate or transfemicide of Alicia Díaz, a 25-year-old trans woman who appeared beheaded in Ensenada, Baja California.
Authorities discovered the woman’s body on Wednesday in the Munguía neighborhood of Ensenada around noon and a day later the identity of the activist, known as’ Tita‘, exposed the Diamantina Rosa BC association
“We join the grief of the LGBT and trans community of Ensenada and, of course, of the family of Alicia Díaz ‘Tita’, whose life was taken, according to data from the Prosecutor’s Office,” the organization published on its Facebook.
The case has caused a stir for Alicia’s local activism in a year in which the Baja California Congress has recognized equal marriage, abortion and is about to discuss the Gender Identity Law.
In addition, her death is the second transfemicide reported in Baja California this 2021, after on July 7 a 26-year-old trans woman, identified as Kendra, was found murdered inside her home in Tijuana.
Alicia’s murder is “a clear hate crime,” denounced Lizette Dueñas, president of the Baja California Council for the Protection of the Rights of Sexual Diversity..
“We demand justice. Not one less. No more hatred,” wrote Dueñas on his social networks, in which he shared images of Alicia in a protest.
In Mexico each month there are more than six hate murders against LGBT people, of which more than half are of trans women, as documented by the organization Letra Ese.
The country faces a crisis of sexist violence, with 10 women murdered daily, according to UN Women.
The local deputy Evelyn Sánchez, of the ruling National Regeneration Movement (Morena), regretted the fact and promised actions.
“It is with deep pain that we regret his departure, which was unfair. Without a doubt, we will continue steadfast in the fight of the most vulnerable, holding out the hope that tomorrow’s Mexico will be a safe place for all,” the legislator said on her social networks.