10 Facts About the State of the Transgender Community in the U.S.

In 2015, Laverne Cox declared a State of Emergency in the transgender community. Two years later, and much of the ills plaguing trans people, particularly trans women of color, continues. 

Transgender folks are more susceptible to violent homicides, police violence, discrimination, poverty and suicide. The first step to solving these problems is education. In order to help our LGBTQ family, we must educate ourselves and use this knowledge to become better allies. 

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We've gathered 10 facts about the state of the trans community in the U.S. today in the above video.