Black Lives Matter organizers hold rally in D.C. for black trans women

Venus Selenite, 25, moved to D.C. from Louisiana seven months ago to begin her transition to a woman. Selenite, a black queer trans woman, says that since that time, she has been harassed on the streets and the Metro. One time, a man on a bike chased her for two blocks in Columbia Heights, trying to make sexual advances on her.

“I’ve been harassed on the street and the Metro. I’ve started to carry a knife in my purse,” said Selenite. “Every time a trans woman has been killed, I have fallen on my bedroom floor in tears.”

Read the full article in The Washington Post.

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