Laverne Cox thinks police should pay more attention to transphobic hate crimes


Laverne Cox has called out US police forces after a study revealed that the police deadname and misgender transgender murder victims systematically in their reports, as we told our readers earlier today. I(t does not allow to compose the accurate statistics of trans people being murdered and prevents transphobic hate crimes from being investigated as such. In a Twitter post, Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox confessed that she had several suicide attempts. And each time she did it, she left a farewell note in which it was written that if the police reported about her death, she should have been referred to as a transgender female named Laverne, whose pronouns were she\her, no other way. “Being misgendered and deadnamed in my death felt like it would be the ultimate insult to the psychological and emotional injuries I was experiencing daily as a black trans woman in New York City, the injuries that made me want to take my own life,” wrote the actress, ““As I read this report from ProPublica I sobbed and wept for all the trans people who have been murdered and those experiencing direct, cultural and structural violence. I wept because I haven’t been allowing myself to. I wept for all of the violence I have experienced in my own life”.


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