It’s important to discuss the gendered issues around the subjects of our work, the “travestis”, the dwellers of Villa Biron. Such people have been framed in different ways, both by associations, scholars and the ordinary people themselves, many times leading to contradictory actions towards them. In this essay, we propose to shortly discuss what bind these people in a group from a more materialist perspective. One can say that transvestites, or “travestis”, in a Latin American context, simply designates males who embody femininity in different degrees and who are somehow in contact with prostitution. Such conception, however, has been evolving … Continue reading 04. Travestis – Who are they?