Women October 07, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Inspired by their murdered colleague, these black women are running for office in Brazil

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Mildred Europa Taylor October 07, 2018 at 12:00 pm

October 07, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Women

Jaqueline de Jesus — Rede Sustentabilidade

Jaqueline Gomes de Jesus

The 40-year-old transgender woman is running for state representative in Rio de Janeiro for the Worker’s Party.
The Brazilian psychologist, writer, and activist began her human rights activism in 1997, with “Estructuración”, a Brasilia homosexual group, serving first as secretary and in 1999, became president. During that same period, she worked with government and educational institutions, in fighting prejudice participated in various social movements.

In 2000, she co-founded the Academic Association of Gays, Lesbians and Sympathizers of Brazil, serving as general secretary. Jesus holds an M.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Brasília, and a PhD in Social Psychology, Work and Organisations from the same institution and for her work on behalf of black people and LGBTQ, she was awarded the Jesus the Chiquinha Gonzaga Award in 2017.

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