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Trans Violence

We Matter! Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013

JamieAnn Meyers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
JamieAnn Meyers

We celebrate that we are a resilient people, we are a resilient community, we care for one another, we advocate for one another, and we continue to rise up, to live our lives in dignity and truth, and to bring about change in our society.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Anatomy of a Memorial

Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman

It occurs in a month full of and surrounded by relevant observances and seasons: All Saints and All Souls, when we remember the dead; Thanksgiving, when we express gratitude; Advent, when some of us anticipate Word-made-flesh.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Remembering My Fallen Transgender Sisters Who Loved Me When I Was All Alone

Toni Newman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Today only two of my 13 closest sisters are alive. I close my eyes and see them standing next to me on the street, proud of who they are and never ashamed of their identity. I applaud my fallen sisters for showing me the way with the grace of God.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Rita Hester and Beyond

Gwendolyn Ann Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Gwendolyn Ann Smith

Since Rita Hester's murder, hundreds of others have been murdered. This year more than 200 people have died at the hand of anti-transgender violence. Every two weeks, on average, someone is murdered in the United States in an act of anti-transgender violence.

Allison Woolbert on the Need for Tracking of Anti-Transgender Violence

A.J. Walkley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

One trans* and bisexual activist is taking charge of this problem, turning to Kickstarter in hopes of raising the funding to launch the Transgender Violence Tracking Portal. I sat down with Allison Woolbert to discuss her campaign and what she hopes will come from it.

Trans Individuals Murdered At A Rate Almost 50 Percent Higher Than Lesbians And Gays In July

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices

Transgender murders in North and South America in July occurred at a rate almost 50 percent higher than that of gays and lesbians according to a new s...

WATCH: Brutal Beating Of Russian Transgender Woman Caught On Video (GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices

A horrifying new video hit the web this weekend, documenting what appears to be a brutal attack on a Russian transgender woman by five men after she h...

Trans Woman Murdered In Turkey Is Country's Fourth Victim In 7 Months

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices

Following suit of a disturbing trend of anti-trans violence in Turkey, authorities discovered a transgender woman dead in her Istanbul apartment Monda...