Fox guest Chadwick Moore falsely suggests issues facing trans women of color are manufactured problems
In reality, trans and gender nonconforming people face an epidemic of violence in the US
Fox guest Chadwick Moore suggested that there is no crisis or hate affecting trans women of color in the United States despite disproportionate violence against the community.
During the November 22 edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Moore claimed that after same-sex marriage was legalized in the country, LGBTQ rights organizations “had to create a new problem, ... and that's been the trans issue, especially trans women of color.” Moore added that in order to get “donor bucks,” LGBTQ advocates “need to get this narrative out there that there is some sort of crisis, that we live in some sort of hate-filled country.”
In reality, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality’s 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, “1 in 10 transgender people was physically attacked in the past year, and half of all transgender people are survivors of sexual violence.” Additionally, hate crimes against trans and gender nonconforming people increased by 41% from 2017 to 2018, and at least 22 trans and gender nonconforming people have been killed in the U.S. this year -- 20 of whom were Black trans women. The American Medical Association has called these attacks on the trans community an “epidemic of violence.”
Moreover, the alarming rates of violence facing the trans community are not new. For years, trans people have been subjected to violence while at the forefront of the decades-long fight for LGBTQ rights.
Carlson and his guests routinely use his prime-time platform to demean, attack, and dehumanize trans people.