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Joe Biden mourns the loss of trans individuals during Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Since the start of the year, at least 48 transgender individuals have lost their lives due to acts of violence and bigotry. The astronomical number has now marked 2021 as the “deadliest year on record for transgender Americans” since the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) began tracking these crimes in 2013.

The HRC previously cited 2020 as the highest known number of deaths within the transgender and gender-nonconforming community with 44 deaths.

In light of this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, President Biden released a statement mourning the innocent trans lives that were taken. “This year, at least 46 transgender individuals in this country—and hundreds more around the world—were killed in horrifying acts of violence.

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