We Speak Their Names: For The Black Trans Women Murdered This Year

There is no black power until it includes us all, cisgender, transgender, lesbian, straight, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, queer and all the other myriad of ways that we as humans express our identities. The ignorant and cruel and callous bile that spills from people’s mouths against our trans sisters only causes real harm. If you speak anti trans sentiment you are contributing to a culture that actively devalues trans women and then disposes of them and there is blood on your hands. It’s time to stop with the hatred, Black trans women are our sisters and they deserve our respect and our help and we are stronger together.

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