Transgender woman says she was attacked outside Dearborn bar

transgender woman says she was inexplicably attacked at the Post Bar in Dearborn, according to a video posted on her Facebook account.

“They treated me like I did something wrong,” Courtney Purvis says in the video, which has been shared more than 1,000 times. “I’ve been attacked. Trans lives matter too. I don’t understand why they attacked me like this.”

The video has over 200 comments from people offering support and looking for answers.

Violence against the LGBT residents, particularly trans residents, is at a high both nationwide and in Metro Detroit. At least 24 transgender people were killed in the US in 2015, and according to a Metro Times article published earlier this year, there have been seven transgender or gender-nonconforming individuals were killed in Detroit since 2011.

There have been recent efforts to address violence against LGBT individuals. Last month the FBI of the Eastern District of Michigan hosted a gathering with various LGBT community leaders in the area to discuss the severity of conflicts with LGBT discrimination after the Orlando shootings.


Earlier this month, a video of a Detroit man pointing a gun at a man because he thought was gay, led to charges of felonious assault, carrying a‎ concealed weapon in a motor vehicle and felony firearm

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