The surge of violence against transgender people in the United States has passed a grim milestone. In just seven months, the number of transgender people murdered in 2020 has surpassed the total for all of 2019.
At least 28 transgender people have been murdered so far this year compared to 26 last year. According to data collected by the National Center for Transgender Equality, 23 of the victims were transgender women, four were transgender men and one was non-binary. The epidemic of violence is particularly pronounced for Black and Latina trans women.