Transgender woman demands justice after 6 years of inaction

Grecia Sosa (center) at a press conference held in the offices of Yucatán’s human rights commision. Photo: File
Grecia Sosa (center) at a press conference held in the offices of Yucatán’s human rights commision. Photo: File

Transgender activist Grecia Sosa has denounced Yucatán’s state judiciary for not following through on sexual abuse charges she presented over six years ago. 

In a press conference at the offices of Yucatán’s human rights commission, Sosa pointed out that state authorities had not been taking her allegations seriously, despite the clear merits of the case.

Sosa also complained that she had been treated with hostility and rudeness by officials of the state judiciary and health authority. 

“They are just trying to wear me out and hope that I go away, they have no intention of helping me or ensuring that justice is served,” said Grecia Sosa.

Although all Mexican citizens are guaranteed access to justice and health services under the constitution, activists point to failures such as those suffered by Grecia Sosa, as evidence for the need for additional legal protections for members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Miranda Abigail Trillo Herrera, head of Yucatrans, said that although some improvements have been made, Yucatán remains an extremely transphobic state, an observation shared by Mexico’s human rights commission.

Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway.