This year was the deadliest on record for the trans community. To commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20), we highlighted on our Twitter the work of our grantee partners in the context of protecting and celebrating trans lives.
Grantee partners Memorial Sloan Kettering, Hospital for Special Surgery and Columbia University Irving Medical Center were all named as leaders in the 2020 HRC Healthcare Equality Index for their commitment to trans affirming healthcare. Despite their work, healthcare remains a critical challenge for many trans people.
In the area of justice, the Brennan Center for Justice put out great work about how transgender voices are routinely left out of our democracy due to voter ID laws. The Marshall Project kicked off this year with coverage on the difficulties of legal name changes for trans individuals convicted of crimes, which is especially important because the trans rate of incarceration is 3-4 times higher than the national average, according to the Vera Institute of Justice.
There is still much work to do, but we thank all our grantee partners (including those not named here) for their commitment to trans lives.