Trans woman found dead in Ireland after being placed in men’s asylum center

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A trans woman was found dead in a male shelter in the city of Galway, Ireland. The Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI), a nonprofit group advocating for migrants in the country, announced the news on their Facebook the following day. Mane, nationality or any other details about the woman which would allow to identify her are not revealed. It is known only that she was a transgender woman in her 40s and she was found dead in her room. The cause of death is currently investigated by Garda, the Irish police. It is not known whether she was a victim of a transphobic hate crime, but the fact that she should not have been placed into a men-only facility is undeniable. “The whole LGBT+ family in direct provision is saddened with this untimely loss,” the association wrote on Facebook. Queer Action Aid, an LGBT+ association, tweeted that the news was “deeply upsetting and disturbing,” and that “Direct Provision is a source of shame for this country and it needs to be ended NOW.”

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