Daily Kos
July 2, 2013

The District of Columbia has some of the best legal protection for transpeople against discrimination.  That results in lots of transpeople moving there in order to transition…and in transpeople being more open about who they are.

Unfortunately that also elevates the level of visibility of transpeople to those who wish to prey upon us…and hence the District has one of the highest rates of crimes with transgender victims.

Violence against LGBT people has been running at near epidemic levels the past ten days, with 6 incidents...four of which had transgender victims.