Transgender Day of Remembrance: Crimes against community at record high

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Credit: Steve Schaefer

A lack of access to stable housing, education and employment. A rise in hate crimes and violence. Views in society that they are alien.

Those are some of the reasons members of Georgia's transgender community feel 2017 has been one of the most violent on record. And in Georgia, activists have seen an unprecedented spike.

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As the nation observes Transgender Day of Remembrance today, the Atlanta Journal Constitution talked to activists and community members about the national issue and where they feel society can do better.

Read what they said and learn more about the violence faced by some of Georgia's transgender residents at