I was just mentioning to a friend how humorless I find ironic campy gay impersonations directed at the masses with that clever wink of the insider. Cheap laughs gained by mocking particular gender presentations because ‘we’ are beyond all of that – ignore the fact that a non-conforming gender presentation all too often costs people their lives.
Number of Transgender Deaths/Murders per State
January – November 2009
(38 states – 138 cities)
|*District of Columbia||12||1|
There are 13 States and the District of Columbia with Hate Crime Laws that include Gender Identity. Those States are listed above with an asterisk(*) next to that state.
(Vermont and Maine are the only 2 states of the 13 not listed because no murder of a transgender person has occurred in either state.)