Homicides Of Transgender Women In U.S. Reach Alarming High

This is heartbreaking to know. So much hate in this country; it makes me ill. How can we claim that we are a Christian nation when it’s so clear we are filled with so much hatred for something we neither understand nor accept?

For a few transgender Americans, this has been a year of glamour and fame. For many others, 2015 has been fraught with danger, violence and mourning.

While Caitlyn Jenner made the cover of Vanity Fair and Laverne Cox prospered as a popular actress, other transgender women have become homicide victims at an alarming rate. By the count of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, there have been 22 killings so far this year of transgender or gender-nonconforming people — including 19 black or Latina transgender women.

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