Transgender Europe the source for our Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) list announced yesterday that there were more trans murders this year than ever before.
The TDoR occurs on November 20 yearly which is the day when our community comes together to remember our murdered.
The hardest part is that 89% of those murdered in the US were transgender women of color. And most of those murders were committed by people they knew while in their homes or on the street.
2021 is set to be the deadliest year for trans and gender-diverse people. 375 trans and gender-diverse people have been reported murdered in the past year: a 7% increase from the 2020 update. #TDoR2021— TGEU (@TGEUorg) November 11, 2021
Read the full press release on https://t.co/7gPKJjMBrw pic.twitter.com/vhBaI0N6i8
- 375 trans and gender-diverse people were murdered, 7% more than in the TMM update 2020;
Data indicate a worrying trend when it comes to the intersections of misogyny, racism, xenophobia, and hate towards sex workers, with the majority of victims being Black and migrant trans women of colour, and trans sex workers. These numbers are just a small glimpse of the reality on the ground. The majority of the data was collected from countries with an established network of trans and LGBTIQ organisations that conduct the monitoring. In most countries, data is not systematically collected. Most cases continue to go unreported and, when reported, receive very little attention.
The TransLivesProject Remebering our Dead reports that three of the names are duplicated which is comendable gevin the task at hand.
The reporting period covered by #TDoR2021 (1 Oct 2020 - 30 Sep 2020) is now over.— TransLivesMatter (@TDoRinfo) October 2, 2021
This is what we know so far about those who we will be remembering on this Transgender Day of Remembrance (20th November 2021):https://t.co/pQvoLdj8ti#SayTheirNames #TransLivesMatter #TDoR