The ongoing homicides targeting transgender women taking place throughout the nation are tragic, abhorrent, and have no place in our society. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Transgender Civil Rights Project is responding to communities affected by this violence by providing resources, connecting community members, and engaging with officials such as police, human relations commissions, and local elected officials.
We’re working with trans advocates to figure out the best practices in monitoring the investigation of murders and engaging in strategies to prevent any additional murders. We’ve teamed up with Monica Stevens with Sistas of the “T,” Bamby Salcedo with Coalición TransLatin@, advocates with the Trans People of Color Coalition, and numerous other advocates and organizations throughout the country to continue elevating our voices and addressing a variety of issues affecting the trans community.
We’ll be hosting a one-hour Twitter Chat on Monday September 29 at 2pm ET to address the violence against transgender women of color. You can join the conversation by using the hashtag #StopTransMurders. Our Transgender Civil Rights Project Director Kylar Broadus will be engaging in the conversation through our handle @TheTaskForce.
By coming together we can talk about how we can end the violence and stop trans murders.
We look forward to you joining our conversation.
We’ll discuss issues as broad as:
–What’s the national picture on trans violence
–What’s being done
–What do we need to do NOW
–Where we go from here
We hope you’ll be with us Monday Sept. 29!