Thursday, 14 June 2012 09:37
When it comes to LGBT media coverage, the Defense of Marriage Act and the bully who spied on Tyler Clementi have been stealing all the headlines. But what hasn’t been mentioned is a spree of violence against transgender people, especially black trans, The Daily Beast reports.
According to the website, at least five transgender women have been brutally assaulted in recent times.
On April 29, 37-year-old Brandy Martell was shot in the genitals and the chest. The men who shot her haven’t been caught.
So, what’s causing such brutal crimes? “Intersections of racism, sexism, and homophobia, these victims are triply victimized by stigma-four times over if we add in the element of class, and five times if we include transphobia as well,” The Daily Beast writes.
For a complete look at all the transgender assaults, check out The Daily Beast’s story.