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‘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

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Trump awards veteran Purple Heart, says “congratulations” and “tremendous job”

  • Trump paid a visit on Saturday to Sgt. First Class Alvaro Barrientos, who lost a leg while serving in Afghanistan.
  • During a brief ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Trump awarded Barrientos a Purple Heart and, oddly, offered his congratulations.
  • “So I heard about this, I wanted to do this myself,” Trump told Barrientos, according to CNN. “Congratulations on behalf of Melania and myself and the entire nation. Tremendous, tremendous job, congratulations.”
  • The Purple Heart is awarded to those who are killed or wounded in battle, which — as many people pointed out on social media — are less-than-“tremendous” circumstances. Read more (4/23/17 5:41 AM)