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We Will Not Be Forced Back into the Closet: A Statement from the KC Trans Community

We Will Not Be Forced Back into the Closet: A Statement from the KC Trans Community

As the murder rate against trans people reaches an all-time high, a hate group infamous for inciting violence on campuses nationwide hosted a rally against trans people at the University of Missouri – Kansas City on Thursday, April 11, 2019. This was attended by off-campus reactionaries, some even calling for the eradication of trans people. The admin, campus police and KCPD ignored requests from the student body to protect those most at risk, and instead went after the trans students who were there speaking up and protesting in defense of their humanity. Many of us were pepper sprayed, kicked and punched by the police.

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