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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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July 11, 2017

Trans Women of Color Are Being Slaughtered: Here’s Why It Matters to a White Mom in Maine.

The murder of Ebony Morgan in Lynchburg, VA this week marks the 15th slaughter of a transgender woman of color in 2017.

June 30, 2017

When a Sign of Hard-Won Progress is also an Act of Stunning Hypocrisy

On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at the opening of an unusual Department of Justice Hate Crimes Summit.

November 7, 2016

New Protections for Trans Survivors of Family, Partner Violence

This week the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published updated rules to make support more accessible for all survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. The rules, which govern more than 2,600 programs nationwide funded under the Family Violence Prevention Services Act (FVPSA), help protect survivors and lower barriers to help in a number of ways, including requiring that transgender survivors be treated consistent with their gender identity when accessing shelter and other services.

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