Last week two transgender women were murdered named India Clarke and K.C. Haggard. 11 trans women have been killed in the United States in the past six months — most of them trans women of color.
My condolences to those who loved India, K.C., and all of the other victims. No one should be killed simply because they are transgender.
Please learn more about the violence trans people face in this report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs here.
After that, I encourage you to watch the video below of Janet Mock discussing the violence that trans women face on MSNBC’s The Melissa Harris-Perry Show on July 26. (You can also read more about it here.)