Last year, 12 transgender women of color were murdered. While their tragic deaths have been documented on LGBT blogs, for the most part, their killings ceased to garner mainstream attention. So far this year, an additional three names can be added to what is becoming a considerable list of transgender women of color being killed, for simply showing up and being who they are. Many have asked, where is the outrage? Where is the national campaign to end violence against transgender people?
Those questions however aren’t the right ones. The real question is whose lives do we value and whose lives are invisible?
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