Congress To Hold First-Ever Forum On Violence Against Trans People

A congressional caucus on Tuesday will hold a forum on violence against transgender people, in Congress’s first attempt to address the needs of a small community that has gained new visibility this year.

The forum will include several gay and transgender rights activists who are expected to outline challenges facing the transgender community, particularly violence. At least 21 transgender people have been killed this year, according to the Human Rights Campaign, the largest number reported since activists began keeping track in 2006.

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