Monday, November 19, 2018

Nov 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender people experience higher rates of violence and threats of violence than cisgender people worldwide. On November 20th every year we remember the transgender victims of murder. In 2018 at least 22 transgender people have been killed by violence in America.

A new report from the Human Rights Campaign explores many of the factors that can contribute to or facilitate such fatal violence. The 73 page report, "A National Epidemic: Fatal Anti-Transgender Violence in America in 2018" is available for free download at https://www.hrc.org/resources/a-national-epidemic-fatal-anti-transgender-violence-in-america-in-2018

At WVSLA we honor the courage of older transgender West Virginians every day, and remember those we have lost to violence especially on November 20.

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