|4 Trans Americans Have Already Been Violently Killed in 2021|
February 4, 2021
2020 was historically deadly for the transgender community. A record 45 trans people were violently killed last year, eclipsing the previous high of 31 in 2017. As usual, transgender women of color were disproportionately impacted by the violence. The true number of victims will never be known, as many go unreported or are misgendered in death.
Sadly, 2021 is proving deadly as well. Listed below are the known violent killings of transgender people so far this year.