BLACK VOICES
01/23/2015 09:56 am ET

Violence Against Black Transgender Women Goes Largely Ignored

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Elle Hearns was hoping to share in the collective pain other black people were feeling during a Trayvon Martin rally in Columbus, Ohio, in April 2012.

But instead of feeling embraced, she said both men and women around her engaged in very loud, transphobic conversations and encroached on her personal space.

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