Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE on Tuesday commemorated Transgender Day of Remembrance by listing the names of the 22 transgender people who have been killed in the U.S. this year.

Twenty of those killed were women of color, according to LGBTQ advocacy organization GLAAD.

"On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, we remember the names and the lives of those we’ve lost to violence this year," Clinton wrote, followed by a link to GLAAD's list of transgender people who have been the victims of homicides in 2018.


"Victims of anti-transgender violence are overwhelmingly transgender women of color, who live at the dangerous intersections of transphobia, racism, sexism, and criminalization which often lead to high rates of poverty, unemployment, and homelessness," GLAAD wrote, noting that almost all of the 26 transgender people killed in U.S. in 2017 were women of color.

LGBTQ people and advocates on Tuesday posted commemorations to transgender people who have been lost to violence, suicide or crime.

Transgender people are at a higher risk of violence than other members of the LGBTQ community, and they typically face higher races of poverty, depression and discrimination, according to multiple reports.

Advocates on Transgender Day of Remembrance typically highlight that transgender people are misgendered by law enforcement, police reports and media coverage when they die.

Danica Roem, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and the first openly transgender person to be elected and serve while openly transgender in any U.S. state legislature, wrote on Twitter that "for many trans people, coming out means you’re more likely to be rejected, ostracized, targeted and killed"

"The very people who are supposed to have your back can turn on you: family, friends, employers & gov’t alike," Roem added. "It’s not universal. But it does happen. Time after time."

Others noted that 368 trans people worldwide have reportedly been killed in 2018.

The transgender community is mobilizing in light of a recent New York Times report that found the Trump administration is seeking to change the legal definition of "gender" to exclude transgender and nonbinary people.

LGBTQ groups for weeks have staged protests and demonstrations, pronouncing that trans people "will not be erased."