мTransgender Alex hangs clothes out to dry at the squat known as Casa Nem in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. In 2016, members of the LGBTQ community led by Indianara Siqueira took over the balconied building with small bedrooms, shared bathrooms and a big common kitchen Silvia Izquierdo/AP/East News

Сквот Casa Nem расположен всего в нескольких кварталах от популярного оживленного пляжа Копакабана. Вход в шестиэтажное заброшенное здание украшает баннер «Вылечи свое предубеждение». Там живут представители ЛГБТ-сообщества: люди, отвергнутые собственными семьями, геи и трансгендеры, столкнувшиеся с насилием — в общем, те, кому некуда идти.

В 2016 году в этом месте организовала сквот трансгендерная секс-работница и активистка Инджанара Сикейра (Indianara Siqueira). Постепенно в здании появились небольшие спальни, кухня, гостиная, ванные комнаты. «Держа в памяти эпидемию ВИЧ, когда нас называли переносчиками вируса и просто бросили умирать, мы решили защитить наше комьюнити», — рассказывает Сикейра.

A half torso mannequin decorated with an orange veil hangs from a beam backdropped by donated items in the courtyard of the squat known as Casa Nem, occupied by members of the LGBTQ community who are in self-quarantine as a protective measure against the new coronavirus, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. They receive food donations as well and are barred from leaving unless facing medical emergency or other exceptional circumstances. Silvia Izquierdo/AP/East News

Transgender Igor rests on a couch in the courtyard of the squat known as Casa Nem, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The six-floor building is home to members of the LGBTQ commuity riding out the pandemic behind closed doors. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) Silvia Izquierdo/AP/East News

Сейчас в Casa Nem проживают около 50 человек, которые самоизолировались на время пандемии коронавируса. С провизией им помогают сочувствующие и благотворительные организации. В Бразилии, несмотря на большое число заражений и высокую смертность (там заразились почти 2 миллиона человек, более 75 тысяч человек скончались), довольно поздно начали вводить ограничения, а местные жители не особенно стремились соблюдать карантин.

Новые жильцы Casa Nem обязаны сначала провести две недели на карантине в отдельном помещении на одном из этажей, и только потом они могут присоединиться к остальным членам сообщества и посещать общие мероприятия — например, каждые выходные здесь проходят выступления жильцов.

Morgana keeps Micaela company as she prepares rice balls for lunch in the kitchen of the squat known as Casa Nem, occupied by members of the LGBTQ community who are in self-quarantine as a protective measure against the new coronavirus, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Self-imposed lockdown is one of few ways this traditionally marginalized group has found to minimize COVID-19 risks, while others remain vulnerable on the streets. Silvia Izquierdo/AP/East News

Transgender Alex looks into mirror as she puts on lipstick, in her room at the squat known as Casa Nem in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The six-floor building is home to members of the LGBTQ community riding out the pandemic behind closed doors. Silvia Izquierdo/AP/East News

Transgender Lia waits for the start of the weekly presentations by residents in the courtyard the squat Casa Nem that members of the LGBTQ community occupied several years ago, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, May 23, 2020. The group has sheltered from the new coronavirus in Casa Nem, a few blocks from Rio's Copacabana beach. Silvia Izquierdo/AP/East News

Конечно, это лишь малая часть ЛГБТК-сообщества. Остальные по‑прежнему выходят на улицы, чтобы заработать себе на жизнь. «Нужда говорит громче, чем пандемия», — рассказывает трансгендерная секс-работница Элис Ларубия. Из-за кризиса она зарабатывает всего $15 за ночь — это меньше половины суммы, которую она делала до пандемии.

Transgender sex worker Alice Larubia smokes a cigarette as she waits for customers in Niteroi, Brazil, Saturday, June 27, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. After a month quarantining at home with some financial support from family, Larubia resumed work in Niteroi, a city across the bay from Rio. “Necessity spoke louder (than the pandemic) and I had to come back to the street,” Larubia said while waiting for clients with a small group of colleagues. Silvia Izquierdo/AP/East News
Элис Ларубия

Richard Santos and his partner Lia kiss in their bedroom in the squat known as Casa Nem, occupied by members of the LGBTQ community who are in self-quarantine as a protective measure against the new coronavirus, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, May 23, 2020. Several years ago Casa Nem became a shelter for LGBTQ victims of violence and those who, rejected by their families, have nowhere to live. Silvia Izquierdo/AP/East News

Claudinha is a resident of Casa Nem, a squat occupied by members of the LGBTQ community who are in self-quarantine as a protective measure against the new coronavirus, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Claudinha is standing around the corner from a mural depicting Joao W. Nery, recognized as the first transgender man to have undergone sex-change surgery in Brazil. Silvia Izquierdo/AP/East News

Indianara Siqueira poses for a photo in her room at the squat known as Casa Nem, occupied by members of the LGBTQ community who are in self-quarantine as a protective measure against the new coronavirus, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, May 22, 2020. Silvia Izquierdo/AP/East News
Инджанара Сикейра

Transgender Claudinha is reflected in a mirror as she puts on a protective face mask inside her room at the squat known as Casa Nem, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The six-floor building is home to about 50 LGBTQ people riding out the new coronavirus pandemic behind closed doors. Silvia Izquierdo/AP/East News

Indianara Siqueira, wearing a rainbow colored shirt, sits with fellow residents to watch their weekly presentations performed on a makeshift stage at the squat known as Casa Nem, occupied by members of the LGBTQ community who are in self-quarantine as a protective measure against the new coronavirus, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, May 23, 2020. Siqueira, 49, a transgender sex worker and activist leads Casa Nem. Silvia Izquierdo/AP/East News
Инджанара Сикейра (по центру в радужной рубашке) на вечернем представлении в сквоте

A resident of the squat Casa Nem waits at the entrance for a delivery of donated furniture, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The six-floor building is home to members of the LGBTQ community riding out the pandemic behind closed doors. Silvia Izquierdo/AP/East News

Drawings and messages honoring the transgender community decorate a wall of at the squat known as Casa Nem, occupied by members of the LGBTQ community who are in self-quarantine as a protective measure against the new coronavirus, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, May 29, 2020. New residents during the pandemic have to isolate on one of the building's floors for 15 days to ensure they don’t develop symptoms before fully joining the community. Silvia Izquierdo/AP/East News