Support for Black Trans Rights Echoes Across the Country

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Just two weeks ago, Iyanna Dior, a 20-year-old Black trans woman, was beaten by several people in Minneapolis, Minn., after she accidentally hit other vehicles while attempting to move a friend’s car. As a result of the accident, she was harassed by people yelling homophobic slurs, causing her to flee. Many of them followed Dior and brutally attacked her outside a convenience store.

The attack was caught on video and went viral online, causing an uproar on social media, with many demanding justice for Dior. Fortunately, she only suffered minor injuries from the attack, and many have donated money to support her. Unfortunately, Dior’s attack speaks volumes about the mistreatment trans women, and Black trans women in particular, face everyday.  

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