73: Gun Violence and the Murder of Black Trans Women
In early 2020, the American Medical Association said that killings of transgender women of color in the United States amounted to an epidemic. Transgender women of color are exceptionally prone to the deadly consequences that arise from the intersections of racism, sexism, transphobia, and unchecked access; 2020 alone has already seen at least 16 transgender or gender non-conforming people fatally shot or killed by other violent means.
To discuss the murders of Black trans women and how firearms contribute to them, host JJ is joined by Kelly Sampson, legal counsel at Brady, and Imara Jones, writer, activist, and creator of TransLash.
Mentioned in this podcast:
- The Future of Trans (TransLash)
- Violence Against the Transgender Community in 2020 (HRC)
- The Murders of Riah Milton in Ohio and Dominique “Rem’Mie” Fells (Time)
- March for Black Trans Lives (New York Times)