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Anti-Violence

Transgender people face extraordinary levels of physical and sexual violence, whether on the streets, at school or work, at home, or at the hands of government officials. More than one in four trans people has faced a bias-driven assault, and rates are higher for trans women and trans people of color. NCTE is working with anti-violence groups, women’s rights groups, racial justice groups, and federal and state law enforcement agencies to combat anti-trans violence. This effort cannot be limited to just Transgender Day of Remembrance. Public education, policy change and community efforts are needed to address the complex causes of anti-trans violence and ensure victims can receive support.

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March 31, 2015

Historic White House Briefing on Trans Women of Color Marks Trans Day of Visibility

Photo of Raffi Freedman-Gurspan and Kylar Broadus at White House Briefing on Trans women of Color

In a historic White House briefing today, over 50 transgender women of color gathered to celebrate Women’s History Month and simultaneously mark International Day of Transgender Visibility.

December 8, 2014

Department of Justice Says Profiling Of Trans People Is Wrong, But Too Many Exceptions

Today, the US Justice Department will release revised guidance on racial profiling by federal law enforcement agencies, extending protections for the first time on the basis of national origin, dis

November 7, 2014

President Obama Honors Five Year Anniv. of Hate Crimes Law

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 marked the fifth year anniversary of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

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November 11, 2014

Pledge to End Violence Against Transgender People

Join us in honoring the lives lost and reaffirm your commitment to ending transphobia.

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