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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

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. After his retirement from paid newspaper work in 2011, he launched Erasing 76 Crimes and helped with the Spirit of 76 campaign that assembled a multi-national team of 26 LGBTI rights activists to advocate for change during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him via Twitter @76crimes or by email at Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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