Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 09:31
ILGA mourns the loss of Diana Sacayán, Argentinian Trans activist
The Board and Staff of ILGA mourn the loss of Diana Sacayán, Argentinian Trans activist, member of Movimento Antidiscriminatorio de Liberación and alternate representative of the Trans Secretariat on the Board of ILGA.
Her long passionate engagement in the Trans movement in Latin America and her personal commitment for the approval of a law for trans quotas in the province of Buenos Aires gained her the respect and recognition of many LGBTI activists worldwide and led to her election on the Board of ILGA in October 2014.
While the circumstances of her sudden death are still being investigated by the authorities in Argentina, the suspicion that Diana might have been the victim of hate crime adds to the sadness of our loss and is a dreadful reminder of the price far too many LGBTI activists, especially trans activists, have to pay for their contribution to this struggle.
Our condolences go to her family, friends and fellow activists in Argentina. We will miss you, Diana.