TDoR 2021 / 2021 / March / 02 / Nicolas Cristal

Nicolas Cristal

Age 15

2 Mar 2021
Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego (Argentina)

Nicolas Cristal
Nicolas Cristal [photo:]

Nicolas was found dead by his mother at home. He was a young trans man who was in the process of changing his identity documents, and virtually all media reports misgendered him.

A 15-year-old boy was found dead in his house in Chacra XI in a presumed suicide. Police personnel are at 100 calle Chorlo Artico where the young man was found.

The child's mother was the one who found him when he arrived at his home, in what appeared to have been a hanging.

He was a trans boy who was waiting to complete the administrative procedures for his new identity document, so initially the police actions carried another name referring to his expired ID, and provided erroneous information about his gender.

Scientific Police experts are working at the site to reliably determine the cause of death and rule out evidence of criminality. The house does not show signs of force or violence, so everything points to support the hypothesis of suicide in this tragic episode.

We want to highlight the lack of gender perspective of the media, this note had to be presented to exert pressure by the lgbtiq community on the media and elsewhere. Throughout Argentina, the security forces and justice lack a gender perspective, it is very regrettable to act without measuring consequences when making a correct evaluation of self-identified genders.

Our condolences to all the relatives and acquaintances of the one who was Nicolas in life.

Fly high mate.

Report added: 7 Mar 2021. Last updated: 6 Mar 2023

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