Joe Raedle / Getty ImagesPresumptive President-elect Joe Biden speaks as he addresses the media at the Queen Theater on Nov. 19, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)
Presumptive President-elect Joe Biden marked “Transgender Day of Remembrance” with a statement on Friday, promising to listen to and fight for the transgender community.
Biden said 2020 has been “the most violent year on record” for the transgender community.
“At least 37 transgender and gender-nonconforming people have been killed this year, most of them Black and Brown transgender women. It’s intolerable,” Biden tweeted.
“On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor their lives — and recommit to the work that remains to ensure that every transgender and gender-nonconforming person in America has the opportunity to live authentically, earn a living wage, and be treated with dignity and respect in their communities and workplaces,” Biden added in a statement, according