These victims were killed by acquaintances, partners and strangers, some of whom have been arrested and charged, while others have yet to be identified. Some of these cases involve clear anti-transgender bias. While the details of these cases differ, it is clear that fatal violence disproportionately affects transgender women of color, and that the intersections of racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia conspire to deprive them of employment, housing, healthcare and other necessities, barriers that make them vulnerable. As is too often the case in the reporting of anti-transgender violence, many of these victims are misgendered in local police statements and media reports, which can delay our awareness of deadly incidents. In the pursuit of greater accuracy and respect for transgender and gender expansive people in both life and death, HRC offers guidelines for journalists and others who report on transgender people. As HRC continues to work toward justice and equality for transgender people, we mourn those we have lost:.
Violence Against the Transgender Community in 2019
Two Trans Women Have Been Killed In A Maryland Neighborhood In Three Months
Transgender people face frequent experiences of discrimination, violence, social and economic marginalization, and abuse across the lifespan. International efforts to track the murder of transgender people suggest that a transgender person is murdered at least once every three days. In an effort to address this gap, Dinno p. Findings suggest that transgender people overall may not face a higher risk of being murdered than do cisgender people but that young transgender women of color almost certainly face a higher chance of being murdered. Scholars focusing on the experiences of transgender people have historically hesitated to specify the relative risk of transgender homicide because of substantial limitations of available data. The definition of transgender itself varies and can represent a very broad or very narrow category of people who defy traditional expectations of gender.
List of unlawfully killed transgender people
The violent deaths of two African-American trans women in Dallas is bringing national attention to the epidemic of violence against the transgender community, an epidemic which disproportionately affects trans women of color. Dallas police are investigating the death of year-old Chynal Lindsey whose body was recovered from White Rock Lake in northeastern Dallas on June 1. Her death occurred shortly after a cell phone video of her being assaulted by a group of men went viral.
This is a list of transgender people who were killed unlawfully across the world. The list does not include lawful deaths, suicides, accident , or other causes. Violence against transgender people is also known as trans bashing. Some of these cases cite the trans panic defence. However, an anti-trans motive is not a criterion for inclusion in this list; in most cases a motive has not been established, or the established motive is unrelated to the victim's trans status.