State Department Honors Transgender Day of Rememberance

Indian transgender activists hold a candlelit vigil to mark the 'Transgender Day of Remembrance' in Hyderabad

Indian transgender activists hold a candlelit vigil to mark the 'Transgender Day of Remembrance' in Hyderabad

The day also seeks to draw attention to the ongoing violence that people from the transgender community are subjected to.

The 25 victims in 2017 identified in the report included three transgender women of color ― Chyna Gibson, Ciara McElveen and Jaquarrius Holland ― who were killed in Louisiana in the month of February.

This year has been the deadliest on record in the United States for transgender people known to have been killed. Other statistics collected by GLAAD show slightly different numbers, including more reported trans deaths in 2016 than the HRC report indicates.

More than half of the deaths occurred in the South, and the majority of those killed were victims of gun violence.

A new report highlights just how perilous it is to be a transgender person in the United States.

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"There is still so much to be done to combat transphobia across our country and around the world", Griffin and Trans People of Color Coalition executive director Kylar W. Broadus wrote in an opening letter introducing HRC's report.

A similar report, published this year by LGBT+ group Stonewall, revealed that almost half of transgender children have attempted suicide. A report from previous year by the group Transgender Europe found that over 2,000 trans people have been killed since 2008.

"On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence", Tillerson said.

Mermaids, a charity that supports trans and gender non-conforming children and their families has reported a significant increase in calls to their helpline over the past year. "We have to be who we truly are, and we do it despite the violence that might be perpetrated against us".

Bruce says education is the best approach to greater understanding.

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