As a member of the LGBTQ community, an activist, and a trans advocate I am appalled by the number of transgender and other gender non-conforming people that have been murdered in 2016.  The number has now reached 15+, with a transgender person being killed about every 29 hours.  The number is probably a lot more than this, but the medical community and law enforcement can’t be trusted to report when a transgender person is the victim of a crime.  Many times all that is seen is that the person is non-conforming.

No one deserves to die violently just because they were born in the wrong body.  Targeting people based on certain characteristics is genocide and is that really what we want our generation to be remembered for? Join me and let us put an end to transphobia.  There are some who are dying just to be who they are.

Author: Stacie M Stark

Activist with 25 years of experience in human and animal rights and welfare. Specializing in children's rights and issues, LGBT rights, and companion animal welfare and rights. Member and always will be of Amnesty International, Best Friends Animal Society, and PETA. Mom, queer, vegetarian. Hello Kitty and Disney Princess collector. Cat lover. Sagwa fan. I want to live at the public library.

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