Reports suggest transphobic attacks have soared in recent years in England and Wales, trebling from 550 reported incidents to 1,650.
All over the world trans rights are under attack, countries such as Brazil and Poland have seen the election of right wing leaders with an explicitly anti LGBT agenda. Shockingly so far in 2020 at least 33 transgender or gender nonconforming people were fatally shot, or killed by other violent means because of their gender identity. The majority of these were black and Latinx transgender women. Often these stories go unreported or misreported and so the real size of the problem of violence against trans people is potentially larger globally.
Reports suggest transphobic attacks have soared in recent years in England and Wales, trebling from 550 reported incidents to 1,650. Almost half of these crimes (46%), in 2017 to 2018 were violent offences ranging from common assault to grievous bodily harm.
Some campaigners believe this rise is as a result of better awareness and more crimes being reported, however it is quite clear that there is an increase in hatred on our streets with the rise of the far right sowing seeds of fear and intolerance in our society and various media outlets stoking the flames of hate.
GMB union are proud to stand in solidarity with our Trans siblings as we fight for a fairer society where we can all be comfortable in our own skin without fear of harm or discrimination. #StandByYourTrans