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The Advocate: 2016 Deadliest Year on Record for Transgender People

HeadlinesOct 12, 2016
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The LGBT newspaper The Advocate is reporting the number of murders of transgender people in 2016 is officially the highest on record. At least 22 transgender people have been murdered so far this year. This figure does not include transgender people who have been murdered but whose deaths have not been reported, or who have been misgendered by local newspapers, meaning the real death toll is likely even higher. This comes after 30-year-old transgender woman Jazz Alford was found murdered in Birmingham, Alabama, in late September. Alford’s sister said, "Her death was a huge hit for the LGBT community."

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