LGBTQ people face an incarceration rate that is roughly three times higher than the general incarceration rate, according to data compiled by the Williams Institute. And the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey reported that Black transgender women were incarcerated approximately at a rate ten times that of the general population. We follow Dominique Morgan, the Executive Director of Black and Pink National. She knows these issues on a personal level – and that’s why she’s fighting for her community. Senior Attorney at Lambda Legal Richard Saenz joins the conversation to discuss how LGBTQ people living with HIV are impacted by the justice system.
Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of the LGBTQ community and all people living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
Queer people incarcerated in U.S.
Black transgender women more likely to be incarcerated