Over 300 Trans People Were Murdered This Past Year, New Report Finds

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Transgender rights activists protest the recent killings of three transgender women, Muhlaysia Booker, Claire Legato, and Michelle Washington, during a rally at Washington Square Park in New York on May 24, 2019. (Reuters)

A new report by the Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT) team, initiated by Transgender Europe, found that over 300 transgender and gender-diverse people were murdered in the last year. 

TVT’s Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) research project found that from October 1, 2018, to September 30, 2019, there were 331 cases of transgender and gender-diverse people who were murdered. The latest report was released on Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which remembers the transgender people who lost their lives to anti-transgender violence.

Quick Facts About the Report

Brazil had the most murders against transgender and gender-diverse people, with 130 cases. Mexico was second with 63 cases. The U.S. followed with 31 murder cases of transgender and gender-diverse…

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