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No, There’s No ‘Epidemic’ of Anti-Transgender Violence

Human Rights Campaign’s own data suggest trans Americans suffer a homicide risk that’s actually less than the U.S. average.

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No, There’s No ‘Epidemic’ of Anti-Transgender Violence
A Wikimedia Commons photo of a January 21, 2023 demonstration in London organized by transgender activists.

 “‘Epidemic’ of Anti-Transgender Violence Highlighted in New Report,” read a November 2023 ABC News headline. According to the report’s publisher, a Washington, D.C.-based LGBT activist group called Human Rights Campaign (HRC), this “epidemic of violence against transgender and gender nonconforming people” is a “national tragedy and a national embarrassment.”

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