‘2016 was our deadliest year on record, with 27 transgender people killed in the US alone, the vast majority of victims being trans women of colour. 8 transgender people have been murdered in hate crimes this year, all trans women of colour. Those are only the stats that have been reported, and it’s barely April. Last year at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, we were the targets of the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
40% of homeless youth in this country identify as LGBTQ+. We have an administration in power eager to strip us of our most fundamental rights. Clearly, we have a very long way to go. But…we must persist’