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11/13/2013 09:57 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Transgender Awareness Week Spotlights The Struggles And Victories Of Latino Trans People : Life&Culture : Latin Post

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The classic steakhouse scene meets authentic Latin style and design at Eva Longoria's Hollywood Boulevard restaurant, Besos. Equipped with overstuffed chairs, wrap-around booths and a white oak wood-burning oven, the atmosphere complements the servings of sangria, tequila and cocktails derivative of meddled fruits.

Late May of this year, 22-year-old Victor Diego, a gay and transgender man, who goes by the name of Vivian Diego and works as a waitress at the trendy establishment was faced with the unthinkable. He left work at 2:30 a.m. after working a lengthy shift. As he made his way home, he was accosted by four men, and beaten until he lost consciousness.

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