2020 has already seen the most trans murders on record, and the year isn’t even over.
That’s according to the Human Rights Campaign, which has been tracking that data since 2013.
The recent killing of Brooklyn Deshuna, a black transgender woman, last week made her the fifth trans life to be taken in the last three weeks.
According to HRC, Deshuna – who was just 20-years-old – was the 32nd death this year (overtaking the horrific 31 deaths in 2017), most of which have been the lives of black and latin X women.
“Not one of the 31 lives we have lost this year, or the 196 we have lost since 2013, deserved to have their lives or their futures taken from them,” HRC President Alphonso David said in a statement.