President Joe Biden recognized Transgender Day of Remembrance with a statement, writing “there is no place for hate in America and no one should be discriminated against simply for being themselves.”
“Today, on Transgender Day of Remembrance we are reminded that there is more to do meet that promise, as we grieve the 26 transgender Americans whose lives were taken this year,” the president said. “While each one of these deaths is a tragedy, the true toll of those victimized is likely even higher, with the majority of those targeted being women of color,” he added.
President Biden’s statement continues: “It’s unacceptable and it’s why my administration has taken action to strengthen the rights, and protect the safety of transgender and all LGBTQI+ Americans. My administration ended the ban on transgender Americans serving our country and I signed historic executive action to strengthen civil rights protections for all LGBTQI+ Americans".
It's unacceptable that trans people continue to be murdered at extreme rates as Republicans continue pushing transphobic laws. Enough is enough!