Transgender People Need Supportive Allies

While domestic violence affects all populations, the transgender community find themselves at especially high risk.  31%-50% of transgender people have experienced domestic violence, v.s. 28% to 33& of the general population

According to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, 

  • 72% of reported hate murders against LGBT people and people living with HIV in 2013 were committed against transgender women, with
  • 67% of these murders against transgender women of color. 

Unfortunately abuse of transgender people can start at a young age. 

Action Steps You Can Take

  1. Get involved with the Human Rights Campaign
  2. Join Lambda Legal to help make the case for equality
  3. Check out AAUW’s stance on sexual violence and learn more about Title IX and
  4. Sign up to be a Two Minute Activist with AAUW and easily and quickly take action on pending legislation affecting women and families