Rising transgender murder rate: 369 since last fall

The murder rate for transgender people keeps rising. Transgender Europe cites a total of 369 reported killings of trans and gender-diverse people between October 2017 and September 2018.

The majority of trans murders cited by the Trans Murder Monitoring project from 2008 to 2018 occurred in Central and South America.
The vast majority of transgender murders cited by the Trans Murder Monitoring project from 2008 to 2018 occurred in Central and South America.

The majority of the transgender murders reported during the past 12 months were in Brazil (167), Mexico (71), the United States (28), and Colombia (21). This is 44 more deaths than were reported in 2017.

That depressing information has been added to this blog’s repeatedly updated and perpetually depressing list of “1000s who died in anti-gay, anti-trans attacks.”

Reported trans murders keep rising. Trans Murder Monitoring project reports that 62% of those murder victims were sex workers.
Reported transgender murders keep rising, as shown in the annual figures that Trans Murder Monitoring project has reported as of each year’s Trans Day of Remembrance. The project reports that 62% of the transgender murder victims were sex workers.

This year’s Trans Day of Remembrance will be Nov. 20, 2018.

(Info from Equal Eyes and TransRespect.org.)

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, and editor/publisher of Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at [email protected]

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