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LGBTQ+ community marches to city hall to raise awareness on Trans Day of Remembrance

Posted at 11:14 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 23:14:05-05

BALTIMORE — Today is Trans Day of Remembrance and a group marched to city hall this evening to raise awareness for those lost to violence and drugs in the trans community.

In the last month three trans women have died in Baltimore.

Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen announced they are donating $5,000 to Baltimore Safe Haven.

The money comes from the Kennedy Award for Public Service.

Baltimore Safe Haven provides housing and services to help trans people who are living in survival mode.

“We need education and resources. We’re not just sex workers, we are people who live here," said Iya Dammons from Baltimore Safe Haven. "We pay taxes here, our lives matter, we need support. We need healthcare, we need homeless services to provide us a space for people that’s over 24.”