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A record number of transgender and gender nonconforming people have been killed this year

November 21, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

More transgender and gender nonconforming people have been killed in the US at this point in 2020 than any other year since the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) first began tracking these numbers in 2013.

(CNN)More transgender and gender nonconforming people have been killed in the US in 2020 than any year since the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) first began tracking these numbers in 2013.

As of Friday, a least 37 trans and gender nonconforming people have been killed this year in what the HRC called "an epidemic of violence. "

"This grim milestone proves what we have long known: this violence is an epidemic," HRC wrote in its annual report.

Over the past seven years, there have been 202 reported cases of fatal violence against transgender and gender nonconforming victims -- and Black transgender woman make up 66% of these deaths, according to HRC's report.

This year's report acknowledged the racial disparities in these killings.

Of the 37 victims, the majority were Black, Latinx or both, according to HRC.

HRC's report comes just three days after the FBI released its hate crime report for 2019.

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