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Men Attack and Strip 2 Trans Women on Atlanta Train

By Jason St. Amand | Friday May 30, 2014
Police are investigating the attack of two transgender women of color, who were harassed and stripped on an Atlanta, Ga., Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) train on May 20 by several men allegedly because of their gender identity.

Connecticut City: No Bias Against Transgender Cop

By John Christoffersen | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
An investigation by a Connecticut city has found no evidence that a transgender police officer was subject to discrimination or a hostile work environment.

Vigil for Slain Transwoman Islan Nettles Held in Harlem

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 28, 2013
New York’s LGBT community came together on the evening of Wednesday, August 28 for a vigil commemorating Islan Nettles, a transwoman beaten to death in front of a NYPD police precinct.

NYPD Investigate Murder of Trans Woman as a Hate Crime

By Jason St. Amand | Saturday Aug 24, 2013
The New York Police Department are investigating the murder of a transgender woman as a hate crime.

D.C. Attacks Prompt Meeting on Crime

By John Riley | Tuesday Jul 2, 2013
Local activists, community members, business owners and officers of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) gathered at The DC Center, Washington’s LGBT community center, Friday to discuss possible responses to several recent anti-LGBT attacks.

Trans Woman Beaten in Hollywood Hate Crime Speaks Out

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jun 21, 2013
The transgender woman who was attacked in a Hollywood hate crime last month is speaking out about the attack, days after the Los Angeles Police Department released footage of the brutal incident.

Trans Women: Both Bias Crimes and ART-Adherence Rates Up

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Jun 16, 2013
New data shows that HIV-positive transgender people are just as likely to stay in care than others -- despite high rates of social discrimination and anti-gay hate crimes.

Free Health Education Fair Puts Positive Spin on Transgender Day of Remembrance

By Conswella Bennett | Tuesday Nov 27, 2012
Atlanta put a positive spin on the Transgender Day of Remembrance with a free health fair, plus a community panel discussion and gala event to honor those working to improve life for the transgender community.

Furor Rises as Proposition 35 Targets Trans and Sex Workers

By Holly Grigg-Spall | Thursday Nov 22, 2012
The seemingly innocuous California legislation aimed at harsher sentences for human traffickers has raised a furor, after LGBT activists note that it will unfairly impact trans youth and sex workers.

Trans Murder Victims Remembered on Boston Common

By Dan Meyer | Tuesday Nov 20, 2012
Boston’s LGBT community came together on Sunday at the State House to honor the 265 transgender men and women killed in bias crimes this year across the world, as part of the Transgender Day of Remembrance.