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Violence Against the Transgender Community in 2016
Sadly, 2016 has already seen at least ten transgender people fatally shot, stabbed and killed by other violent means. As HRC continues to work toward justice and equality for transgender people, we mourn those we have lost.Read more
Addressing Anti-Transgender Violence: Exploring Realities, Challenges and Solutions
In 2015, at least 21 transgender people have been victims of fatal violence in the United States, more killings of transgender people than any other year on record. More transgender people were killed in the first six months of this year than in all of 2014.Read more
A History of Federal Non-Discrimination Legislation
View a timeline of the legislation that was introduced to protect LGBT people from discrimination in the forty years since the first Equality Act.Read more
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