My parents have spent a lifetime fighting for racial justice. Our efforts to ensure their safety during COVID brought to light how much further we have to go.
When I transitioned, I worried constantly about becoming a victim of violence. I consulted the Transgender Violence Tracking portal, which seeks to report incidents of violence against transgender people. The portal reported 268 murders in the 12 months between November 19, 2013 and November 14, 2014. I composed this summary of just a few of the ways we died that year.