Congress forms task force to address anti-trans violence

Darren Wee | Gay Star News | November 19, 2015

The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus of the US House of Representatives has formed a Transgender Equality Task Force, which on Tuesday (17 November) held the first congressional forum on violence against transgender people.

The bipartisan committee is chaired by California state Representative Mike Honda, whose eight-year-old granddaughter is transgender.

‘It is our responsibility as leaders and public officials to ensure that all people are free from the fear of persecution, prejudice, or violence just for being who they are,’ he said.

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