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The Walker Family Calls for Action and Healing in Wichita, Kansas in Response to the Murder of Reese Walker, a Transgender Black Woman

Randall Jenson | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Randall Jenson

The LGBTQ community is calling for action and a thorough investigation of her murder by law enforcement; for more accurate, sensitive coverage of her murder by mainstream media; and for others to understand the impact her murder has on members of the Black LGBTQ and transgender communities' sense of safety in Wichita.

The 'T' Is No Longer Silent: Growing Trans Political Power with the Trans United Fund

Andrea Jenkins | Posted 04.11.2017 | Queer Voices
Andrea Jenkins

Visibility alone won't stop the vicious attacks on the lives of transgender people. It won't stop the murders of transgender women of color, nor will it create jobs and safe affordable housing opportunities for our communities. For that to happen, we must be more involved in the political process.

What To Do About That New Stonewall Movie

Sarah Prager | Posted 08.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Prager

Queer people rarely learn our histories at school or from our families of origin, but we can't rely on the media to teach us. We need to teach it to each other so our youth know they're not the first to feel this way. So we know we belong in every field, because we have always been trailblazers.

Trans Women of Color Lives Matter

Sharon Stapel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sharon Stapel

In 2015, we are seeing a disturbing uptick in this trend. We have already seen three homicides of trans women of color in January alone. If we are going to act to prevent one more trans woman of color from losing her life, we must act now.

Gizzy Fowler Death Marks 10th Known Murder of Trans Woman of Color in US in 2014

Sue Kerr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

November 20 marks the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Prior to Fowler's death, the list for 2014 included more than 70 names from around the world.

State of Emergency for Transgender Women of Color

Addison Rose Vincent | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Addison Rose Vincent

Self-defense is murder when you're a transgender woman of color. According to an Aug. 22 Facebook post by trans-rights activist Channyn Lynne Parker, Eisha Love defended her life in the midst of an alleged hate crime in late August and now faces a 10-year sentence for attempted murder.

To Be Black, Trans and Brilliant: Lourdes Ashley Hunter

J Mase III | Posted 09.28.2014 | Black Voices
J Mase III

Lourdes is a self-described black, trans revolutionary, academic and orator residing in Brooklyn. As co-founder of the Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC), she is leading a transformative movement that uplifts the narratives and leadership of trans people of color.