Wednesday, November 20, 2019

DNC on Transgender Day of Remembrance

DNC Chair Tom Perez, DNC LGBTQ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes, and DNC Member Dr. Marisa Richmond released the following joint statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance:

“Today, we remember and honor the transgender and gender non-conforming people, especially women of color, whose lives have been tragically cut short because of transphobic violence. This national epidemic has taken the lives of at least 22 Americans — nearly all Black transgender women — this year alone. We will not forget:

Dana Martin
Jazzaline Ware
Ashanti Carmon
Claire Legato
Muhlaysia Booker
Michelle “Tamika” Washington
Paris Cameron
Chynal Lindsey
Chanel Scurlock
Zoe Spears
Brooklyn Lindsey
Denali Berries Stuckey
Tracy Single
Kiki Fantroy
Bubba Walker
Pebbles LaDime “Dime” Doe
Jordan Cofer
Bailey Reeves
Bee Love Slater
Jamagio Jamar Berryman
Itali Marlowe
Brianna “BB” Hill

“Today, and every day, Democrats stand with the transgender and non-binary community, and will continue to fight for their rights and their lives. While Republicans and the White House try to drag us back and erase trans people, House Democrats have taken action by passing the Equality Act to prohibit discimination based on gender identity, sex, and sexual orientaiton. We recognize there is more work to be done to reach full trans equity. Democrats are committed to that work, and Republicans will face consequences for their bigotry and inaction in 2020.”

Transgender people in crisis can find help by calling the TrevorLifeline at 866-488-7386 or the Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860.