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Mayor Bowser to Host Public Safety Meeting for Transgender Community

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
(Washington, DC) -  The Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs will host representatives from Metropolitan Police Department’s LGBT Liaison Unit, WMATA Police, DC Office of Victims Services and Justice Grants, Casa Ruby, HIPS and the DC Center to answer the public safety concerns of the LGBTQ community.
In 2015, more than 50% of all reported hate-bias crimes were committed against victims based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  Nationally, transgender people are at increased risk of DC victimization and violent crimes. In 2015, there was a 33% decrease in crimes targeting transgender individuals in the District of Columbia.
WHEN:      May 11, 2016 6:30 pm – 8 pm 
WHERE:   Reeves Center – Community Conference Room 
                  2000 14th St. NW 
                  Washington, DC 20009
WHO:        Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs 
                  Metropolitan Police Department 
                  WMATA Police 
                  DC Office of Victim’s Services
                  DC Office of Human Rights