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Advocacy Group, Lawmakers Team Up to Support Transgender Chicagoans

WTTW  By Blair Paddock on January 5, 2021

A record number of transgender and gender-nonconforming people were killed in 2020: at least 37, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Since 2013, 73% of victims have been Black and 12% have been Latino, according to HRC.

On Christmas Day, a Black trans woman named Courtney Eshay Key was killed in a shooting in Chicago. “The more we come into the light, the more violence we face because people don’t want us to come into the light,” said LaSaia Wade, the executive director of Brave Space Alliance. “We are trying to figure out what it looks like to live our lives and thrive.”

Brave Space Alliance is working alongside lawmakers to create a fund that will give trans people who were killed a dignified burial.

Oh, great. They're still going to kill us but at least we'll now have a decent burial.
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