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Transgender Day of Remembrance Honors Those We've Lost to Violence

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This Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation marks 10 years of tracking violent deaths of trans and gender-nonconforming people in the U.S., with the total reaching 300.That includes 32 such deaths so far this year and a record 57 in 2021.

Those are the same numbers recorded independently by The Advocate. There are likely many more such deaths in any given year, as victims are often misgendered or deadnamed by police, media, or other sources, or their deaths not reported at all.Overall, transgender and gender-nonconforming victims of violence are overwhelmingly Black, under 35, and killed with a firearm, according to an HRC press release.

More than four in five (85 percent) victims tracked were people of color, including approximately 69 percent who were Black and 15 percent who were Latinx.

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