July 2017

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Days After Pride Month, Attacks on Trans Women of Color in DC Continue

WASHINGTON - On the night of July 4, Boo Boo Washington, a Black trans woman was brutally run down by a car near the intersection of 5th and K Street, NE. She was left stranded in the street until she was later rushed to the intensive care unit for treatment of her life-threatening injuries.

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Petition Launch - In 2017, a year with the highest identified number of trans folks killed, we wrote a petitionthat we’re still circulating that’s gained more than 1,000 local signatures. Local Community Leaders and No Justice No Pride (NJNP) are deeply concerned about the ongoing marginalization of transgender and Gender Non-Conforming individuals, particularly transgender women of color, in the District of Columbia. We need DC to take real, concrete steps to support and protect these communities, including from mistreatment by members of the Metropolitan Police Department, administrative and front line city staff, and the courts.