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Advocate drawing attention to dangers black transwomen face

June 03, 2019 08:04 PM

This is Pride Month and celebrations are planned locally. However, just recently, the world got to see a shocking truth. An example of what black transwomen face.

Across the country, a disproportioned number of black transgender women are being murdered.

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A video recently surfaced of a black transwoman being beaten by a mob in Dallas. She was later found murdered on a street.

A local community group says the country is finally getting to witness what they have always known - that black transwomen are under attack.

One woman NewsChannel 13 spoke with says income, sexism, transphobia and homelessness all contribute to the problems black transwomen face.

She works at Albany's In Our Own Voices, which supports black LGBT people.

Hear from her by watching the video of Elaine Houston's story.


MORE INFORMATION: In Our Own Voices

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Elaine Houston & WNYT Staff

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