Jennifer López

Jennifer López, better known among friends as Campanita, was murdered during the night of the 20th of May 2017 on her own home in Ometepec, Guerrero state, Mexico. The 20 years old, was attacked on the neck with a sharp object, causing her an almost instant death.

Campanita was a local transgender activist who was actively involved on the defence of the human rights of LGBTTTI people.

“Campanita was a peaceful soul who worked as a hair stylist and beauty therapist. We urge the authorities to clarify and solve this case. The death of Jennifer cannot be given impunity; stop homophobic and transphobic killings” declared Victoria Galarza, head of Centro de Capacitación Cultural y de Derechos Hunanos Diversidad y Género A. C.

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Date of Killing:20/05/2017

Previous Threats:No information

Gender component to killing:Evidence of gender-based and/or sexual violence

Organisation:Centro de Capacitación Cultural y de Derechos Humanos Diversidad y Genéro A.C.

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC Rights

Sector Detail:LGBTI

More information:Front Line Defenders

1This database records an individual's chosen gender identity. If they do not self-identify as male or female they can use the option of recording other/neither or use the term NBGI (non binary gender identity).