Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (12th District of New York)
“As we move into the last months of 2020, I reflect on a year that has been filled with challenges and loss for so many Americans. For the transgender and gender-nonconforming communities in the United States, it has also been the most violent year on record.
“On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, we commemorate the lives of at least 37 transgender and gender non-conforming people who were killed this year, most of them Black and Brown transgender women. This day marks a moment to recommit to the work that remains to ensure that every transgender and gender-nonconforming person in America has the opportunity to live as their authentic self.
“Transgender rights are human rights. I see great inspiration and hope in the record number of transgender elected officials who have made history across the country this year. These individuals are taking their rightful seat at the table, as they serve our communities and strengthen our democracy. I continue to celebrate this progress, and will act to ensure that every transgender American has the right and the opportunity to live their truth and pursue their dreams.”