Diversifying the Fight for Justice to Include Intersectionality
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.
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.
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.