Black Trans women have a life expectancy of only 35 years. This is outrageous and more needs to be done to ensure their safety. ESPECIALLY in this current climate. There is barely any big/recognised fundraisers or petitions available worldwide and I have really struggled to find anything in the UK. We need our parliament to recognise how much black trans women fear for their lives daily. We need white cis people to speak up with them as their own voices are often shut down or completely ignored. Its actually quite hard to even find reliable statistics (most likely due to lack of recording) so I am being careful with information.*** We need to do better and so does our government. Black Trans Women are endangered and they urgently need attention and justice! There is so much to be done and it starts with getting our government to recognise there is a problem that desperately needs a solution! Illustration by Ethan X. Parker.
edit - ***‘The Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed to FactCheck that “it is not possible to identify transgender victims in current homicide statistics” and “the sex of a homicide victim is determined by the police force that records the crime”.
In other words, there is not yet an official, standardised method for recording the deaths of trans people across the UK’