On Trans Day of Remembrance, Honor Those We've Lost by Fighting for Justice

On TDOR, we remember the members of the trans community who tragically lost their lives. But remembering is not enough, advocates say: We must also take steps to create a better, fairer future.
Kimberly Lawson

A Guide to the Social Factors That Put Transgender Lives at Risk

Trans Americans experience discrimination everywhere from housing to education. What role does that play in their deaths?
Diana Tourjée
TDOR 2016

'She Is Already Dead, Why Do You Care': The Systems Putting Trans Lives at Risk

Nearly 300 trans and gender-diverse people were reported murdered in the last year, according to Transgender Europe's Trans Murder Monitoring project—and migrant trans people who are involved in sex work are particularly at risk.
Amanda Arnold

The Trans Activists Fighting to Save Lives in Their Community

On the next episode of VICELAND's show BALLS DEEP, host Thomas Morton follows the lives of two trans women in the Bronx, Ti'aira Chanel and Chanel "International" Lopez. Lopez works with at-risk communities through her position at the New York City...
Meghan Ross

Why Are Trans Women Being Sent to Male Prisons in the UK?

Yesterday, news broke of a trans woman who killed herself in an all-male jail in Leeds, England. We spoke to lawyers and trans rights activists about what can be done.
Sirin Kale

A Crisis of Violence: Transgender Murders Increased 84% This Year

On the Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor the trans people who lost their lives to violence. In 2015, the number of deaths nearly doubled, but that only scratches the surface of what has become a national public health and safety crisis.
Diana Tourjée