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(As recently as in 2018 though, FBI figures showed that the trans community saw a general hate crime increase of 42% over the previous year in San Francisco.)

Trans women are often locked up with men, facing violence, sexual assault, and rape.

I wouldn’t have the backbone to do what she is doing!”After five years starting up TGIJP, Lee left, having known from the beginning that the organization needed to be led by Black trans women.

“Trans women of color should be in leadership.

In this case, the problem was the ongoing abuse and discrimination of trans women of color, and so trans women of color must be the ones in leadership.”Lee currently works in philanthropy, on the other side of the sector.

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