US school shooting survivor David Hogg took to the stage at the US Conference on AIDS earlier this month, where he spoke against gun violence that affects all Americans, especially unprotected minority groups, such as transgender people. Hogg held up a fan on stage that was styled on the trans flag, with the words: “End trans gun violence” written on it.2017 was the deadliest year on record for trans women in the US, with 28 victims reported and Hogg called American out for not bothering enough about it. “Don’t let politicians divide us. Don’t let our labels divide us. No matter the size of your platform, speak up and then be willing to hand the mic to others,” he said. Violence against trans people continues to be a major issue across the world, including in the US. The situation was so severe that Laverne Cox called it a “state of emergency” in 2015, but now the situation is even worse (much worse!) than it used to be three years ago.