Say Their Names
Of the seven transgender murders that have taken place so far in 2017, four happened in the last week of February alone: Ciara McElveen (homicide by stabbing, New Orleans), Chyna Gibson (homicide by firearm, New Orleans), Jaquarrius Holland (murdered; Monroe, LA) and Keke Collier (homicide by firearm, Chicago).
Trump administration’s recent rescinding of civil liberties protections for trans schoolkids, arguing they aren’t definitively covered by Title IX, sends a message that the federal government is disinterested in the public safety and justice for transgender people at large. will ever be high priority. But we don’t have to wait for the President or Attorney General to take action. The Transgender Law Center offers a library of resources for trans folks and allies alike.