On Transgender Day of Remembrance, These Are 25 Trans People Killed, So Far, in 2017.
According to the Human Rights Campaign, at least 25 transgender people have been killed this year, surpassing 2016’s total of 23. The majority of victims were black transgender women. The youngest was just 17 years old; the oldest was 59.
As regrettable as every incident death, especially those still unreported, are, it’s a sign of hope that all 25 trans people killed have been profiled with details and a photo not just in the gay press today, but in a mainstream news blog like the Daily Beast.
A sign of hope is not a sign of action. Yet. But it’s a start. And in particular, it gives the added danger to trans people of color.
For them and for all of us, may 2018 bring more understanding than violence.
Or, back to our regularly scheduled pornography