Why Transgender People Are Being Murdered at a Historic Rate & 24 Actions You NEED to Take to Help Trans Women of Color Survive

As several of you have noticed, the murder rates of trans women of color in the U.S. are staggering, if not heart breaking.

In the recent article put out in Time magazine they write, “The number of transgender people murdered in the U.S. this year is at a historic high of 15, activists say — with over four months still to go.”

“The risk is even greater for transgender women of color, who often grapple with both transphobia and racism. Sixteen of the at least 20 LGBT people murdered in 2014 were people of color, according to the NCAVP; 11 were transgender women, and 10 were transgender women of color.”

View the entire article, Why Transgender People Are Being Murdered at a Historic Rate here.

For those of you feeling overwhelmed by this continued targeted violence, Autostrattle contributor Lexi Adsit provides a list of ways to support trans women of color and urges a call to action!

Lexi shares, “With all of this in mind in one of the most visibly bloody years we’ve brouhaha-640x425witnessed of violence against trans women of color, I wanted to make a list of things you can do to begin to change the culture of violence against trans women of color into one of love, appreciation, and transformative change.”

You can view 24 Actions You NEED to Take to Help Trans Women of Color Survive here.

 

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