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Trans Murder Rates Are Out of Control

CRIME | By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Aug 22
In total, 16 transgender women were murdered so far in 2015, a number surpassing last year's. What's more, 14 of the 16 victims were transgender women of color.

Trans Murders Rise, But So Does Awareness

CRIME | By Nicole Wiesenthal | Jul 22
Advocate groups say that one positive thing coming out of the rising number of reported murders is that it's raising awareness of transgender issues.

Murder of LA Transwoman Marks a Dozen This Year

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 18
The Los Angeles Police Department are investigating the murder of Deshawnda Sanchez, who was shot and killed in South Los Angeles on December 3. The murder marks a dozen transgender people murdered this year.

High HIV, Imprisonment Among Transwomen

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
In recent years, there has been a growing body of evidence that transgender women have disproportionately high rates of HIV infection and substance use, as well as unemployment, poverty, violence, victimization and discrimination.

Marine Accused in Philippine Trans Killing Tests US Ties

CRIME | By Jim Gomez | Oct 19
A U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying of a transwoman at a cheap hotel more than a week ago is testing the good will between countries.

Protesters Demand Philippine Custody of US Marine

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Gomez | Oct 14
Activists burned a mock U.S. flag as they protested at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, demanding that Washington hand over to the Philippines a U.S. Marine suspected in the killing of a transgender Filipino that the demonstrators labeled a hate crime.

Men Attack and Strip 2 Trans Women on Atlanta Train

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | May 30
Police are investigating the attack of two transgender women of color, who were harassed and stripped on an Atlanta, Ga., Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) train on May 20 by several men allegedly because of their gender identity.

Connecticut City: No Bias Against Transgender Cop

CRIME | By John Christoffersen | Mar 27
An investigation by a Connecticut city has found no evidence that a transgender police officer was subject to discrimination or a hostile work environment.

Vigil for Slain Transwoman Islan Nettles Held in Harlem

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 28
New York’s LGBT community came together on the evening of Wednesday, August 28 for a vigil commemorating Islan Nettles, a transwoman beaten to death in front of a NYPD police precinct.

NYPD Investigate Murder of Trans Woman as a Hate Crime

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 24
The New York Police Department are investigating the murder of a transgender woman as a hate crime.

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