So there have been no less than six attacks in trans women in the DC area in the last two weeks. At least two of them were shot, and one sexually assaulted. It’s unclear if they are connected, or if it’s just a overall uptick in violence towards trans people. What it is, for sure, is scary and troubling.
What upsets me most is how little coverage situations like this get from the media. It’s a very real danger, and it’s completely ignored by most major outlets. So it’s up to us as a community to boost the signal, and make sure these stories get heard! It’s just as serious a crime to beat, stab, shoot, rape or rob a trans person, and it’s about time these crimes were treated that way.
Keep your heads up and your wits about you, DC people!