Violence against the transgender community

What has been going on recently in DC. Based upon the Metropolitan Police Department’s statistics, antitrans bias crimes make up about 14% of all hate crimes each year-murder of Lashai Mclean in July**Is there a pattern in neighborhoods where these crimes are occurring the most? Spike in hate crimes against transgendered people "people who identified as transgender or people of color were 2 times more likely to experience hate violence involving assault or discrimination as non-transgender white individuals….this data also shows that being both transgender and a person of color increases the risk of violence and of murder." Please listen to our interview with Sadie Vashti, member of the DC Trans Coalition (DCTC) The Latino Media Collective Wednesdays from 7:00pm-8:00pm WPFW 89.3 FM

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