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21-Year Old Transgender Woman Beaten to Death in Harlem

The savage beating and death of 21-year old transgender woman Islan Nettles is being investigated as a hate crime.She’d been walking with friends when a group of men began shouting homophobic slurs and attacked them. Nettles died from her injuries.

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CeCe McDonald Pens Letter from Prison About Trayvon, Racism, and Survivor’s Guilt

Cece McDonald is a black transgender youth currently serving a 41-month sentence for stabbing a person who attacked her and her friends. She recently penned a letter from prison where she discusses the justice system, and how it feels to be a survivor. The letter, which was featured on ColorLines, says in part:

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Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today, November 20, is the 14th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). There are myriad ways to engage with your community to help bring awareness about TDOR and show support transgender folks throughout the year.

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Joe Biden: Transgender Equality is the ‘Civil Rights Issue of Our Time’

VP Joe Biden declared that transgender equality is the “civil rights issue of our time” at a campaign field office in Florida on Tuesday. Do you agree with Vice President Biden? Are we doing enough to promote equality for ALL members of our community?

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Transgender Woman Murdered in Chicago

On August 15, a 19-year-old transgender woman known as Tiffany (nee Donta Gooden) was found murdered in Chicago. This is the second murder of a transgender woman in the last four months, both of which occurred on the city’s west side.

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