Transgender people, particularly women of color, face d*isproportionate rates of v*iolence in the United States. Booker is at least the fourth transgender person in the U.S. to be s*l*ain this year, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

All were black women.

According to a Human Rights Campaign report last year, at least 128 transgender people were k*i*l*led in the U.S. from 2013 to 2018. Almost 90% of them were women, about 80% were women of color, and almost 70% were black women.

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