LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — So far this year, 22 transgender people have been shot or killed in the United States, according to The Human Rights Campaign.
HRC shared the names of those who passed on Wednesday, Transgender Day of Remembrance.
.@HRC is honoring #TDOR to add our voices to the urgent call to support our transgender and non-binary siblings.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) November 20, 2019
Today we honor those who we have lost to fatal violence— the majority of whom were Black transgender women. #TDOR2019 https://t.co/aS5secn5a8 pic.twitter.com/ALENuH37Nx
The organization says far too often these stories go unreported.
It's holding an event in to honor the victims on Friday in Las Vegas.
The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada on 401 South Maryland Parkway.