Brazil leads the world in homosexual victims of murders. Mexico comes second (35 deaths) followed by the United States (25 deaths), according to the GGB.
Among the murdered, 117 were gay men (59%), 72 were transsexuals (37%) and 9 were lesbians (4%). Most of the crimes go unpunished (more than 90%).
GGB gathers information about violence against gays in Brazil for the last 35 years. The numbers are compiled from news reports, including print media, broadcast media, and Internet.
Homossexuais assassinados no Brasil em 2009 (in Portuguese; WARNING: contains some graphic images of violence)
Full report on gay murders in Brazil, 2009 (PDF, in Portuguese)