Greater than 25,000 hate crimes within the U.S. contain a firearm annually, which equates to virtually 70 circumstances, in line with a 2022 report from Everytown for Gun Security in partnership with HRC and The Equality Federation Assist Fund, “Remembering and Honoring Pulse: Anti-LGBTQ Bias and Weapons Are Taking Lives of Numerous LGBTQ Individuals.” The report additionally notes a marked improve in anti-LGBTQ+ hate crimes, particularly in opposition to transgender folks. HRC’s personal monitoring of deadly violence in opposition to transgender and gender non-conforming folks discovered that between 2013 and 2022, greater than two-thirds of all recorded fatalities in opposition to transgender and gender non-conforming folks concerned a firearm – together with over three -quarters of all reported fatalities in 2022.
In an injustice compounding this tragedy, Fendi was misgendered in some media and police reviews. Anti-transgender stigma is exacerbated by callous or disrespectful therapy by some within the media, regulation enforcement and elected workplaces. In line with HRC analysis, it’s estimated that roughly three-quarters of all identified victims have been misgendered by the media and/or by regulation enforcement. Within the pursuit of better accuracy and respect, HRC provides pointers for journalists and others who report on transgender folks. HRC, Media Issues and the Trans Journalists Affiliation have additionally partnered on an FAQ for reporters writing about anti-trans violence.
On the state stage, transgender and gender non-conforming folks in Georgia aren’t explicitly shielded from discrimination in employment, housing, schooling and public areas. Although we now have just lately seen some political features that help and affirm transgender folks, we now have additionally confronted unprecedented anti-LGBTQ+ assaults within the states.
We should demand higher from our elected officers and reject dangerous anti-transgender laws on the native, state and federal ranges, whereas additionally contemplating each doable method to make ending this violence a actuality. It’s clear that deadly violence disproportionately impacts transgender ladies of coloration, particularly Black transgender ladies. The intersections of racism, transphobia, sexism, biphobia and homophobia conspire to deprive them of requirements to stay and thrive, so we should all work collectively to domesticate acceptance, reject hate and finish stigma for everybody within the trans and gender non-conforming group.