Eyewitness News anchor Chauncy Glover explored the sobering statistics behind these deaths, most of whom were Black transgender women, and how community activists and law enforcement are working to dismantle this culture of violence.
Panelists for the town hall included:
- Dominique Jackson, Elektra on FX Network's "Pose"
- Angelica Ross, Candy on FX Network's "Pose"
- Hailie Sahar, Lulu on FX Network's "Pose"
- Elia Chino, founder/executive director of FLAS (Fundacion Latinoamericana De Accion Social)
- Rev. Troy Treash, senior pastor, Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church
- Assistant Chief Sheryl Victorian, Houston Police Department
In 2019, Texas led the nation in murders of transgender women of color.
The Human Rights Campaign says at least 16 transgender or gender non-conforming people have been fatally shot or killed by other violent means this year.