in brazil, 144 transsexuals were killed last year - the highest number in the world. Transsexuals are the celebrated queens of the famous brazilian carnival, admired and advertised around the world. Things to take under consideration before answering your question 1. Do not use the word shemale, it is offensive, a safe bet would be referring to them as transgender 2. Brazil leads the world in cosmetic surgery, besides being relatively c. Transsexual people experience a gender identity that is inconsistent with their assigned sex, and desire to permanently transition to the sex or gender with which they identify, usually seeking medical assistance (including sex reassignment therapies, such as hormone replacement therapy and sex reassignment surgery) to help them align their body with their identified sex or gender. Flickr photos, groups, and tags related to the transexual flickr tag. transgender models are enjoying success in brazil, where crossing gender lines is increasingly accepted, but they say that the nations conservatism can also create a hostile environment. Changing legal gender assignment in brazil is legal according to the superior court of justice of brazil, as stated in a decision rendered on october 17, 2009. Unanimously, the 3rd class of the superior court of justice approved allowing the option of name and gender change on the birth certificate of a transgender person who has undergone gender reassignment surgery.