Andrea GonzálezAge 28
11 Jun 2021
Ciudad de Guatemala (Guatemala)
Andrea was shot dead just a few metres from her home. She was an activist, and the leader of the trans organisation Otrans Reinas de la Noche.
Guatemalan LGBTIQ+ activist and leader Andrea González, 28, was shot dead in the country's capital, causing disgust and indignation in various national and international sectors.
González was killed on Friday night (11) in an armed attack north of the historic center of Guatemala City, denounced the organization Otrans Reinas de la Noche, of which she was the legal representative.
“The murder of our colleague Andrea deeply affects the whole of RedLacTrans, we have lost a young woman, fighter, undisputed leader, who was the director of the most important trans organization in Guatemala,” they said in a statement.
The US embassy in Guatemala highlighted in a statement González's work as a trans activist and leader of an initiative of the Regional Human Rights Project. It added that she was a fellow of the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and is also a collaborator with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
“The US embassy in Guatemala supports LGBTI+ people and calls for respect and tolerance for these people to live a life of dignity, inclusion and equality,” he said.
Two days earlier another member of Otrans Reinas de la Noche - Cecy Caricia Ixpatá - had also been killed.