Violence Against Black Transgender Women in the US Continues to Grow

Stephen G. Hall
Oct 24, 2019 - 5:00
Violence Against Black Transgender Women in the US Continues to Grow

Transgender rights activists protest the recent killings of three transgender women, Muhlaysia Booker, Claire Legato, and Michelle Washington, during a rally at Washington Square Park in New York, U.S., May 24, 2019. (REUTERS/Demetrius Freeman)There is an epidemic of murders targeting African American and Latina trans women. This year alone more than 20 women have been murdered. The recent killing of Brianna BB Hill in Kansas City brings this number to 21. The frequency and level of violence involved in these murders and attempted murders is sickening....

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