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Panama: Corona promotes discrimination against transgender people

Human rights organizations complain about the discrimination of transgender people by state and private security forces in Panama. The state has made it a legal requirement that women and men are only allowed to take to the streets on different days which is enforced by entry controls on the supermarket doors.

According to the organizations the lack of acceptance and the discrepancy between the official gender according to the person's identity card and what is felt makes the life of transgender people considerably more difficult and dangerous.