Last year, as the coronavirus ravaged the United States, a less publicized epidemic took the lives of Americans.
2020 was the deadliest year on record for transgender people in the US
More trans people were killed in 2020 than in any year on record. A majority were Black trans women. The American Medical Association said that while the rate of violence is increasing, we are nowhere near the breaking point. In addition to the violence, transphobia still pervades politics, sports, and social media.