"The grisly murder of Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien marked the first reported homicide of a transgender person in 2018. The Jan. 5 incident follows a deadly pattern in 2017, which saw at least 28 transgender people killed by violent means, according to the Human Rights Campaign.
...While transphobic violence from strangers accounts for many of the murders of transgender women, Steele-Knudslien’s death underscores another issue the community faces: domestic abuse and intimate partner violence (IPV).
'A lot of the murders that have happened over the last few years have been domestic violence or intimate partner violence,' Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality told NBC News. 'Unless we understand that, we can’t really help or address it.'"
Read the full article here. See Serving Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence for more information and resources for service providers.