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'We just want to live. We want to survive' | Advocate reflects on the rise of anti-transgender violence

Last year marked the deadliest year on record for transgender and non-binary people, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

Ciara Bri'd Frisbie

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Published: 8:35 AM EST November 21, 2022
Updated: 9:35 AM EST November 21, 2022

On a cold November evening in 1998, Rita Hester -- a Black transgender woman on the cusp of celebrating her 35th birthday -- was found brutally stabbed multiple times in her Boston home by police. 

She died hours later. 

More than 20 years have passed and those responsible still have yet to face justice. 

Credit: 11Alive

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