anti-transgender violence

'Melissa Harris-Perry Show' focuses on violence against trans women of color

On Sunday, The Melissa Harris-Perry Show's guest hosts, Janet Mock and Richard Liu, drew focus to the extreme violence facing transgender women of color.

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Transgender woman India Clarke murdered in Tampa, Florida

On Tuesday morning, India Clarke, a 25 year old Black trans woman, was found murdered outside a community center in Tampa, Florida.

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Transgender teen Mercedes Williamson murdered in Mississippi

Earlier this month, George County police in Mississippi found the body of 17-year-old transgender woman Mercedes Williamson, who was reportedly murdered on May 30th, 2015.

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U.S. Marine accused of killing Filipina trans woman misses first court hearing

Today, a U.S. Marine suspect subpoenaed by Philippine authorities for the murder a local transgender woman, 26-year-old Jennifer Laude of Olongapo, did not appear in court to face charges.

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Petition launched to #FreeEisha, a trans woman of color arrested after she was attacked

A trans woman of color, Eisha Love, is currently facing attempted murder charges after she was attacked by two men outside a gas station on Chicago's West Side.

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Detroit local media misgenders, stereotypes three transgender victims of violence

According to local news outlets in Detroit, police are investigating three recent shootings in the Palmer Park area as possible hate crimes.

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Rolling Stone profiles trans woman 'folk hero' CeCe McDonald in August issue

Today, RollingStone magazine ran a feature story about CeCe McDonald, a trans woman of color whose story gained national attention after she was arrested and charged for the death of her own attacker.

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TakePart speaks to GLAAD about respectful reporting on transgender victims of violence

Following the murder of Tiffany Edwards in Cincinnati and the problematic media coverage of her story, TakePart spoke to GLAAD about respectful reporting on transgender people, particularly in stories involving transgender victims of violence.

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