Statement on the Violent Attack of a Transgender Woman in Minneapolis

We are deeply saddened and sickened to learn about the violent assault on a transgender woman at a Minneapolis light rail station Monday morning. Our hearts go out to her, her loved ones, and all those in the community affected.

Over the past couple years, anti-transgender and anti-gender non-conforming bias and hate crimes in Minnesota have been at its highest, and this most recent attack comes amidst a shockingly large wave of anti-transgender legislation, driven by disinformation and stigma. At Rainbow Health, we continue to commit ourselves to standing against all forms of bigotry and hatred against LGBTQ+ people to bring this epidemic of violence to an end.