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04/28/2014 01:17 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

HuffPost Live Discusses Being Gay Or Trans In Brazil

HuffPost Live sat down with Brasil Post's Social Media and Trends Editor Thiago Araújo this week to discuss what it's like to be gay or transgender while living in Brazil.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) identity is still highly stigmatized in Brazil, particularly for individuals who identify as transgender. As a part of this discussion Araújo shared with HuffPost Live the bleak reality and limited life choices that trans people in Brazil face.

"[Trans people] have two types of lives here: they can be hairdressers or they can be prostitutes. It's awful. I wrote a story at the beginning of the year that every 28 hours someone that's gay in Brazil dies in Brazil. If you look just at the trans community, I don't know the exact number but it's one of the countries that it's most dangerous to be [transgender]."

Check out the above clip to hear Araújo discuss life for gay individuals in Brazil and below to hear a conversation about Brazilian transgender identity.

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