Earlier today, it was announced that trans rights activist Fernanda Milan has been granted asylum in Denmark.
Readers may remember that Guatemalan born Fernanda fled her country years ago, for fear she was in danger in the wake of increasing intimidation from police and others opposed to her activism on behalf of trans people like herself. She fled to Denmark, however her situation remained dire as she was denied trans medical care and later gang-raped by a group of men inside a Red Cross camp for asylum seekers.
However, in September of last year there was a global outpouring of support for her when her case for asylum in Denmark was initially rejected. In part as a result of that wave of support, Fernanda’s deportation was temporarily halted, and today we have learned that she is the first trans person to be granted asylum in Denmark!