[trigger warning for violence against queer people]
“Of the victims murdered, 70% were people of color, and 44% were transgender women. “Communities of color and transgender communities are particularly impacted by murder because they face multiple forms of discrimination based upon their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression,” the report indicates. Both transgender people and people of color were also the groups least likely to receive medical attention for their injuries. People who identified as both transgender and of color were almost two and a half times as likely to experience discrimination than white, non-transgender individuals.”
Question: LGBT stuff is big news in the US right now, so why isn’t the above being pushed on the airwaves by all of our activists and allies?
Answer: Classism, Racism, Transphobia.