Thursday, July 17, 2014

Statement on Recent Murders in the Transgender Community

Today is not the day to discuss whether the police is doing enough to protect the community, or enough to solve the recent murders of trans women in Baltimore.  That conversation can be had in the not too distant future, when the efforts of Baltimore's Police Department can be viewed from a wider lens.

Right now our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Mia Henderson, Kandy Hall, Kelly Long, Tracy Johnson, and Tyra Trent, all murdered in Baltimore since 2011.

This tragedy speaks to the unacceptable marginalization of segments of our community and our focus must be on assisting the Police Department in any way possible, so they may do their job and solve these murders.

We, the entirety of the transgender community, must come together and collectively seeking permanent solutions to the problems faced in those impacted communities and it must happen now.

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