Pink News reports that actress Laverne Cox has declared a “state of emergency,” telling Good Morning America that “we in the transgendercommunity right now are reeling.”
“Your life should not be in danger simply for being who you are. I think the reasons why trans women experience so much violence has to do with employment, housing, health care, etc., so we need to make sure that trans lives matter.”
Three trans women were reportedly murdered last week, bringing the total in the US to sixteen in 2015, though this may be a low estimate.
Actress and activist Laverne Cox used her brief time during the Grammy’s last night to show support for a Virginia teen heading to the Supreme Court later this year. The boy in question, Gavin Grimm, is currently waiting a visit to the Supreme Court to fight for trans student’s rights to use restrooms aligned with [...]