TODAY: The Transgender Day Of Remembrance

NBC News reports:

Cities across the world will glitter with candlelight on Tuesday in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance. From New York to Sydney, vigils will pay tribute to the many transgender people who have lost their lives to violence.

Violence against the trans community has risen steadily in recent years, according to a grim report released Monday by the Human Right Campaign, a national LGBTQ advocacy group. The HRC report found at least 22 people were killed so far this year due to anti-transgender violence, and the organization has tracked 128 anti-transgender homicides in the U.S. since 2013.

The 73-page report documents the 22 lives lost since the beginning of 2018: The victims are mostly young, mostly female and mostly black. Of those killed, 82 percent of the victims were transgender women of color, and 64 percent were under the age of 35.