December 1, 2017

Today, December 1, HRC commemorates the 30th observance of World AIDS Day. Each year, millions around the world remember those we’ve lost to HIV and AIDS and recommit ourselves to ending the epidemic.  

According to UNAIDS, there were approximately 1.8 million indi...

November 21, 2017

In 2016, advocates tracked at least 23 deaths of transgender people in the United States due to fatal violence, the most ever recorded. These victims were killed by acquaintances, partners and strangers, some of whom have been arrested and charged, while others have ye...

November 16, 2017

As we approach Transgender Day of Remembrance, I can’t help but to flashback on that dreadful night that it all hit home. I can remember being in my kitchen, cooking dinner for my family, when my son came in and said, “They got Mesha.” My response was, “What do you mea...

September 17, 2017

A soldier’s effectiveness — not identity — is what matters.

On Aug. 25, President Trump signed a memo banning transgender people from enlisting in the military. He justified his decision by citing concerns about military effectiveness, the disruption of unit cohesion an...

June 26, 2017

1.  Because LGBT people on the Gulf Coast responded to this hateful law by coming together.

LGBT people in Mississippi have a long history of surviving by remaining divided in small groups and living in the shadows.  Their thinking was if there were not too many of them...

June 26, 2017

This page is updated regularly as new deaths are reported.

These are the transgender people killed in 2017 -- all of whom are transgender women of

  • Josie Berrios (also known as Kendra Adams and Kimbella Rosé) was killed on June 13 in Ithaca, New York. She was 28 year...

April 20, 2017

It was a long day and a late night for all of us justice loving people who were there from across the state of Texas to register our opposition to the unjust HB 2899. 

Registration didn't start for oral testimony until 10 AM, but when it did I was one of the first pee...

April 4, 2017

James Kester carried a secret for more than 40 years.

Through growing up in small-town Alabama to serving 20 years in the military, being married twice, raising three children, and working in the radio business, he kept that secret until the burden became too heavy to c...

March 31, 2017

Today is the International Transgender Day of Visibility, it’s sad that we have to have a day such as this. It shouldn’t matter if a person is transgender or cisgender. We all are on this planet together; we all have the same needs and wants. But I feel that the minds...

March 31, 2017

My name is Lea Campbell, and I am a straight, married, cisgender 40-year-old woman. Some of my dearest friends from the past and in the present are trans people. I can't imagine my life without them because my trans friends have shaped me into a better woman. I'm inspi...