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Diversifying the Fight for Justice to Include Intersectionality

Targeted for their race and gender identity, trans Black women are often overlooked in the fight for justice and their cause should be included in the protests that are being waged around the world.
2M
People Impacted
$ 130B
Potential Funding
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Nature and Context

Transgender Americans suffer from higher rates of unemployment, homelessness, and discrimination than others in the LGBTQ+ community, and they face violence and racism. This is especially true for Black Trans women.

Symptoms and Causes

Fatal violence disproportionately affects transgender women of color, and that the intersections of racism, sexism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and unchecked access to guns conspire to deprive them of employment, housing, healthcare and other necessities, barriers that make them vulnerable. Mainstream media seems unable or unwilling to cover these cases of abuse, violence, and sometimes murder, meaning they sometimes don't receive the justice they deserve.

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Current Funding

Donations to an online fundraiser for homeless Black trans women in Atlanta surged to more than $1.8 million following George Floyd's killing, while a Minneapolis bail fund, which collects money to post bail for people who have been detained, raised more than $20 million.

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