as hrc continues to work toward justice and equality for transgender and gender non-conforming people, we mourn those we have lost. In 2019, advocates tracked at least 27 deaths of at least transgender or gender non-conforming people in the u. Due to fatal violence, the majority of whom were black transgender women. at least 21 transgender or gender non-conforming people have been killed so far in 2020, according to the human rights campaign. in 2018, advocates tracked at least 26 deaths of at least transgender or gender non-conforming people in the u. Due to fatal violence, the majority of whom were black transgender women. These victims were killed by acquaintances, partners and strangers, some of whom have been arrested and charged, while others have yet to be identified. the crisis of violence against transgender people is not a myth apr 5, 2019, 952am gillian branstetter. If we ever hope to end transphobic violence, we must agree on its existence, its urgency, and the tools needed to stop it. in 2019, at least 25 transgender or gender non-conforming people were fatally shot or killed by other violent means. In the seven years that the human rights campaign has tracked anti-transgender violence, an average of at least 22 transgender and gender non-conforming. Transgender individuals and communities experience shocking amounts of violence and discrimination. This section offers some information on the staggering rates of violence that trans and non-binary people face, although it should be noted that data is limited. In addition to experiencing high rates of domestic and sexual violence, trans and non-binary people are often the targets of. Transgender people face extraordinary levels of physical and sexual violence, whether on the streets, at school or work, at home, or at the hands of government officials. More than one in four trans people has faced a bias-driven assault, and rates are higher for trans women and trans people of color. in 2016, advocates tracked at least 23 deaths of transgender people in the united states due to fatal violence, the most ever recorded for that year. domestic violence affects people with any gender identity, and transgender people can find themselves at especially high risk. A report by the williams institute found that 31 to 50 percent of transgender people have experienced domestic violence, compared to the general population at 28 to 33 percent. Violence against transgender people is also known as trans bashing 1980s. 1988 venus xtravaganza was strangled to death in new york city on 21 december. Her body was found four days later, shoved under a hotel bed. 1989 carla leigh salazar was found stabbed to death in her.