Today is the 11th Annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance, which hopes to raise awareness around the many who are killed in anti-transgender violence and hate crimes. Events marking TDOR are happening around the world today.
Autumn Sandeen at Pam's House Blend: "As of yesterday morning, there are 119 documented deaths internationally that meet the criteria for inclusion for reading the list of the dead. That's just shy of an average of 10 known deaths a month. For those who are interested in U.S. deaths, I count 13 U.S. deaths on the list. For another year, that still averages to about one death a month in the U.S. due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice."
As has been mentioned many times on this page, the vast majority of anti-trans violence in the U.S. targets black and Latina trans women. The culprits of violence against black and Latina trans women are also most likely NOT to be caught or prosecuted. In recent months on Rod 2.0, we've seen plenty of the cases, such as the horrific daylight stabbing of Nana Boo Mack, Lateisha Green case, a transgender shooting in Milawukee, the fatal shooting in New Orleans, and several recent shootings in Memphis. Last week's case of the teen in Puerto Rico who was killed in a horrific fashion was also most likely a case of anti-transgender violence.