More Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming People Were Killed In 2021 Than Any Other Time Period In U.S. History - The Shade Room

More Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming People Were Killed In 2021 Than Any Other Time Period In U.S. History

#Roommates, 2021 will be remembered for many things, however a tragic and deadly milestone involving the transgender and gender non-conforming communities is an alarming reality. According to recent reports, 2021 ranks as the deadliest year in U.S. history for members of the transgender and gender non-conforming communities, as they were killed at a heartbreaking rate.

@TIME reports, a recent report from LGBTQ+ advocacy organization, the Human Rights Campaign, (or HRC) confirmed that both transgender and gender non-conforming individuals were killed at a historic rate. 2021 now ranks as the year with the most deaths for those who identify as trans and gender non-conforming—with at least 50 people murdered within the past 12 months, making it the highest number of fatalities in American history. Experts also note that the number is likely much higher due to deaths of trans and gender non-conforming people often being largely underreported and victims often being misgendered.

Additionally, Black transgender women were the leading group that were victims of fatal violence, with an estimated 66% of Black trans women being murdered, 85% of trans women and 84% trans people of color. Even more alarming is that the report showed that the rise in murders involving transgender and gender non-conforming people occurred across the South—specifically in Texas, Florida and Georgia, although deaths were reported in 19 states overall.

Meanwhile, Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania all had at least five deaths.

Dating back to 2013, HRC has reported 256 incidents of fatal violence against transgender and gender-nonconforming people…and now sadly, 2021 proves that they are in danger now more than ever.

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