Mexico’s first publicly non-binary magistrate found dead
Ociel Baena was given the nation’s first non-binary passport back in May (Image: Twitter/@m_ebrard)
Mexico’s first publicly non-binary magistrate and prominent LGBTQ+ activist has been found dead at home in Aguascalientes
Jesús Ociel Baena, who uses they/them pronouns has worked tirelessly in recent years to advocate for the rights of all LGBTQ+ people.
Mexico’s security minister, Rosa Icela Rodriguez, said the cause of death – which is now under investigation – was currently unknown.
“We don’t know yet … if it was a homicide or if it was some kind of accident,” she said during the president’s morning press conference.
“They were breaking through the invisible barriers that closed in the non-binary community”
Alejandro Brito, director of the LGBTQ+ rights group Letra S, explained how Baena often was the target