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Transgender 17-year-old Tayy Dior Thomas shot to death in Alabama

A 20-year-old man, who her family says she had been dating, is charged with her murder.

A cop allegedly shot and killed his Lyft driver, claiming he was being kidnapped for a 'gay fraternity'

Koby Minor has been charged with murder and aggravated assault after allegedly shooting 35-year-old Reginald Folks to death in his car.

Transgender 18-year-old Jazlynn Johnson shot to death in Las Vegas

A 17-year-old who claimed to be her friend has been charged with murder.

Tennessee parents beg judge not to release school shooter’s journals publicly

Whereas media organizations are advocating for the public’s right to know, families of victims and others are urging the judge not to release Audrey Hale’s writings.

Alleged Minneapolis mass shooters charged after killing one at LGBTQ+ punk rock show

The teenagers who allegedly targeted queer people at a punk rock show in Minneapolis are facing seven felony charges.

‘Faces of Gun Violence’ exhibit unveiled at inaugural survivors’ summit

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives hosts a powerful new exhibit to memorialize victims and foster dialogue on gun violence prevention.

Suspect in killing of Black trans man Righteous Torrence 'TK' Hill identified by police

Hill was the founder and owner of Evollusion, a hair and beauty salon that was a safe space for the Black LGBTQ+ community in the Atlanta area.

White House announces new rules on background checks for firearms sales in America

Vice President Kamala Harris and Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a rule change requiring more background checks as a way to close the gun show loophole.

Trans Latina Meraxes Medina killed in Los Angeles

Medina, a makeup artist and friend to many, was shot to death last month.

‘Courageous’ witness stayed with Black transgender woman gunned down in Texas

Diamond Brigman was only 36 years old. Police say the Good Samaritan witness provided “crucial” information in the case.

Florida LGBTQ+ activist is forcibly removed at a House hearing on gun laws

Maxx Fanning, the executive director for Prism, posted the incident on social media.

Transgender people are being killed at an alarming rate, especially in the South (exclusive)

New findings reveal a disturbing increase in violence against transgender individuals, spotlighting the South’s lax gun laws and discriminatory policies.

Gun violence ‘is always going to sit with me:’ Grief, trauma, and the rising threat of firearms in America

In a week dedicated to reflecting on loss and advocacy, two survivors opened up about their personal battles and the ongoing fight against gun violence during National Gun Violence Survivors Week.

The intersectional approach needed to stem the plague of gun violence in America

"For queer individuals, particularly those of color, navigating a world where violence can erupt at any moment is a harsh reality," writes Gabriella Rodriguez.

After Iowa shooting, Candace Owens says LGBTQ+ community is ‘sexual plague on our society’

The far-right media personality falsely associated the LGBTQ+ community, particularly transgender and nonbinary individuals, with a rise in violent incidents.

Right-wing influencers seem happy that Iowa school shooter might be LGBTQ+

Without confirmation about his gender identity or sexual orientation, anti-LGBTQ+ extremists focused on pushing the false notion that transgender and nonbinary people are often mass shooters — they aren't.

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Black transgender woman Amber Minor killed in Missouri on Christmas Eve

Minor was shot to death in Raytown, near Kansas City.

Michigan transgender man Jean Butchart shot and killed in series of attacks

The suspect is accused of attacking two other people as well.

Black Trans Woman and Gender-Nonconforming Gay Man Killed in Ohio Double Murder

Amiri Reid and Kejuan Richardson, both 21, were shot to death last month while driving around their city.

In Search of a Safe Space, Club Q Shooting Survivors Look for Ways to Push Forward Without Fear

A shooter killed five people at a Colorado gay bar just before midnight on November 19, 2022. More than a dozen were injured. Here some share their thoughts on what's happened in the last year.