Transgender Women of Color

Chynal Lindsey. Black transgender woman in a gray sweater and purple lipstick.

Dallas Police Turn to FBI After Second Black Trans Woman Killed

Police chief asks for assistance to look for evidence of hate crimes in the homicides of Chynal Lindsey and Muhlaysia Booker.

Close-up of Johana Medina Leon

Transgender Asylum-Seeker Dies After Pleading for Medical Attention

Johana Medina Leon had chest pain while detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Then she died.

Protesters outside at night, one holds sign that reads, "Black trans lives matter."

Join #Time4BlackTransWomen For a Moment of Remembrance

Of the 20 known transgender women killed in the United States in 2018 so far, 14 of them were Black.

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WATCH: Transgender People Share Their Stories for World AIDS Day

“We are living in a world where if you do contract HIV, it’s a chronic but treatable disease, not a death sentence—unless you are a poor, transgender person of color.”

Text: If in 2015 all Americans had the same risk of murder as young Black trans women there would have been 120,087 murders instead of 15,696 murders.

New Database Tracks Deaths of Transgender Homicide Victims

Mic reports: Fully 75 percent of the trans and gender-nonconforming Americans killed because of their identities since 2010 were Black women.

James Dixon to Serve 12 Years for Killing Islan Nettles

Nettles, a Black trans woman, was just 21 years old when Davis fatally assaulted her.

#TransLiberationTuesday Shines Light on Trans People of Color

White trans artist Micah Bazant runs a weekly collaborative art project creating portraits that celebrate trans people of color in life, not just in memoriam.

Monica Loera is the First Trans Woman to be Killed in the U.S. This Year

Police have arrested a suspect in the death of the 43-year-old Latina.

Zella Ziona is the 21st Trans Woman Killed This Year, Suspect Arrested

Rico Hector Leblond has been charged with first-degree murder for shooting the 21-year-old.

Kiesha Jenkins The Latest Trans Woman Of Color Killed In 2015


Laverne Cox Challenges Census to Honor Mission and Count Transgender Americans

Laverne Cox on the Census: “What message are we sending to young people who are trans and gender nonconforming when we don’t even count them?”

The Comedy About 2 Trans Women of Color You Don't Want to Miss

“Tangerine” tells the story of two trans women of color making a life for themselves on the streets of Hollywood. It’s unexpected, complex and in select theaters through September.

Tamara Dominguez is 17th U.S. Trans Woman Killed in 2015

The Mexican-American transgender woman’s body was found in a church parking lot.

Man Charged In Murder of Trans Woman India Clarke

The man who allegedly killed India Clarke—the tenth transgender woman to be murdered this year—turned himself in to the police.

India Clarke, K.C. Haggard Are The 10th and 11th Trans Women Killed in 2015

In all of 2014, 13 transgender women were murdered. This year, that number is already 11—and it’s only July.

Man Charged in Beating Death of Islan Nettles in New York City

The charges cap an often frustrating 18-month investigation into the beating death of the 21-year-old, black transwoman.

Doc Film Wants Trans Women to Shout: 'I'm Still Here!'

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy is a the subject of a forthcoming documentary film.

A Collection of Stories From Queer and Trans Artist of Color

A new book offers 16 interviews artists who have fused their political and creative work.

Black Trans Woman Killed in Los Angeles While Pounding on Door for Help

Deshawnda “Tata” Sanchez was 21 years old.

Janet Mock Raises Nearly $8K (and Counting) in Books for Trans Prisoners

The project has already surpassed its goal with 28 days left.