Transgender Genocide according to wikipedia

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Transgender genocide or trans genocide is a term used by scholars and activists to describe an elevated level of systematic discrimination and violence against transgender people.[citation needed] The term is related to the common meaning as well as the legal concept of genocide, which the Genocide Convention describes as an intentional effort to completely or partially destroy a group based on its nationality, ethnicity, race, or religion. Some legal scholars and transgender rights activists have argued this definition should be expanded to include transgender persons.


Activism and criticism

Trans and other queer activists have used the term “transgender genocide” to oppose discrimination and violence against transgender people, especially when seen as a global phenomenon.[45][46][47][48][49] In 2013, it was reported that, “…a coalition of NGOs from South America and Europe started the ‘Stop Trans Genocide’ campaign.”[50][51][52] For example, the term was used by a Latin American trans activist who sought asylum in Germany.[53] In 2018, Planned Parenthood of New York City president Laura McQuade said in a speech that a Trump administration proposal to change federal recognition of transgender persons would lead to genocide.[54]

The use of the term “transgender genocide” has been contested by hate crime expert Bernie Farber of the Canadian Jewish Congress as being insensitive to victims of recognized genocides, such as the Holocaust, because it does not meet the legal test, despite the “terrible crimes against the community.”[55]