Philadelphia DA creates LGBTQ advisory board to drive justice for Black transgender women

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office is creating a new LGBTQ advisory board in the wake of recent attacks against transgender women of color. The announcement comes just ahead of Transgender Day of Visibility, March 31.

Michelle "Tamika" Washington, Dominique "Rem'mie" Fells, Tracy "Mia" Green — three Black women of transgender experience have been murdered in Philadelphia over the past two years. Others have been brutally attacked, including a transgender woman who was stabbed just days ago.