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October 17, 2019

KC CARE Protests Violence Against Transgender African American Women

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KC CARE Health Center is deeply saddened by the death of Kansas City’s fourth transgender woman of color murdered on Monday, October 14th. KC CARE extends sincere condolences to the family and friends of Brianna “BB” Hill as they grieve their loved one.

KC CARE strongly condemns acts of violence and strives to provide vital health services to everyone in our community. The senseless violence targeted against an individual based on their gender identity strikes at the core of KC CARE’s mission and values.

The Human Rights Campaign tracked more than 26 deaths of transgender people in the United States in 2018 and found that “fatal violence disproportionately affects transgender women of color, and that the intersections of racism, sexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia conspire to deprive them of employment, housing, healthcare and other necessities, barriers that make them vulnerable.”

KC CARE is resolved to serve, support and lift up the transgender community now, in this time of mourning, and into the future. KC CARE is committed to ongoing education and advocacy for the transgender community so that they may live their lives free from the fear of harm.