Laverne Cox: The transgender community is reeling

Laverne Cox

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Laverne Cox

Pink News reports that actress Laverne Cox has declared a “state of emergency,” telling Good Morning America that “we in the transgender community right now are reeling.”

“Your life should not be in danger simply for being who you are. I think the reasons why trans women experience so much violence has to do with employment, housing, health care, etc., so we need to make sure that trans lives matter.”

Three trans women were reportedly murdered last week, bringing the total in the US to sixteen in 2015, though this may be a low estimate.

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