23 Jul 2020
São Borjas, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
Rayven died by suicide. The NGO Girassol, Amigos na Diversidade had been supporting her and published a Facebook post mourning her death.
NOTE OF GRIEF
It is in immense pain in these days of struggle that Girassol, Amigos na Diversidade comes through this informing the passing of dear Rayven Marthyela, a young LGBTTQIA+ person who made the saddest decision of her life tonight, and in the face of the numerous challenges of Being a diverse person, she took her life, surrendering to the harsh and painful processes of suffering that the social structure imposes everyday on everyone who decides to break with the system that determines correct paths.
It doesn't matter what thoughts led her to reach this endpoint, but it matters to us and we worry and question how many more are living the same process of continuing suffering and could be in the same process in the face of this death - a death which is also a cry for help.
Marcela was attended by Girassol, received the available calls in our strategies to assure LGBTTQIA+, dignity and citizenship, in times of a pandemic and outside of it. We were surprised by her young departure, and it always hurts us to feel that we can't even talk and intervene in the face of this situation.
She was a bright and smiling young woman, who actively participated in the cultural strategies offered by Girassol, participated beautifully in contests and activities, and as many of our young people were always showing the beauty of their participation, she was in the open. We believe that society needs to see us and realize the life and humanity in each LGBTTQIA+ so that we are no longer subtracted from our subjectivities and our individualities, but that as subjects we can overcome the barriers and exist.
UNTIL SOON MARCELA RAYAN WHO CAN BE AND BE FREE TOGETHER WITH GOD, HERE WE WILL REMAIN REAFFIRMING OUR WORK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS LIKE YOU AND GUARANTEE IN DEATH YOUR RIGHT TO IDENTITY AND RECOGNITION OF GENDER!
Source: Observatório Trans
14 - Rayven Marthiela, São Borjas/RS - 23/07/2020
Rayven's Facebook profile is https://www.facebook.com/marce.queiros.