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WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign Foundation released a report on anti-transgender violence on Monday. Among the findings is that of 22 trans people killed in 2019, all but one were black.
“Transgender women of color are living in crisis, especially Black transgender women,” said HRC President Alphonso David in a press release. “While the details of the cases documented in this report differ, the toxic intersection of racism, sexism, transphobia and easy access to guns conspire to deny so many members of the transgender and gender non-conforming community access to housing, employment and other necessities to survive and thrive. Every one of these lives cut tragically short reinforces the urgent need for action on all fronts to end this epidemic — from lawmakers and law enforcement, to the media and our communities.”
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CHAMPAIGN — A researcher at the University of Illinois has helped develop a scale that shows the impact of racialized sexual discrimination.
LOS ANGELES — A new analysis has shown that 152,000 transgender Americans are on Medicaid, but less than half are in states where Medicaid pays for gender-affirming care.