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46 Trans People Have Been Murdered in America in 2021

Forty-five trans people were murdered in the United States in 2020, making it one of the most deadly years on record for trans lives. And heartbreakingly, even more cases of anti-trans violence have already been reported this year. Transgender women of color — specifically Black transwomen — are disproportionately affected[…]

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Matthew Shepard Died 23 Years Ago Today, and Republicans Continue Working to Undo His Legacy

It was 20 years ago today that Matthew Shepard was beaten and left for dead near Laramie, Wyoming for being gay; how far have we come since then?

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This Has Got to Stop: 10 Ways You Can Push Back Against Anti-Asian Violence

Violent hate crimes against Asian-Americans have risen since the beginning of the pandemic. Stop AAPI Hate, which was launched on March 19, 2020, to track incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States, reported that a horrific 3,795 hate incidents have occurred from March 19, 2020, to[…]

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This Gay Comedian Just Schooled Straight People on the Ridiculousness of a ‘Gay Panic’ Defense

On last night’s ‘The Daily Show,’ Jaboukie Young-White used the Jussie Smollett story to explain the shameful legal loophole

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