Violence Against Black Transgender Women Goes Largely Ignored

"I think the black community needs to acknowledge the fact that they are being completely silent about the murders that have been happening in our community. Just last year, 12 trans women of color were murdered with no response from the black community. When folks scream, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ they’re not talking about black trans women. Most of the time, they’re not even talking about [cis] black women.” Lourdes Ashley Hunter, who serves as executive director of the Trans Women of Color Collective