#ThisIsLuv: Violence Against Black Trans Women

Transgender women of color have a higher media profile than ever before, yet they still encounter an unprecedented rate of violence. The campaign #ThisIsLuv spotlights black LGBTQ identities and the resilience of trans women in the community.

Originally aired on March 31, 2015



  • Tiq Milan (New York, NY)Senior Media Strategist of National News, GLAAD; Co-Organizer of #ThisIsLuv
  • Wade Davis, Jr. (New York, NY)Former NFL player; Co-Organizer of #ThisIsLuv
  • Octavia Lewis (New York, NY)‎Education Specialist, Hetrick-Martin Institute
  • Olympia Perez (East Hampton, NH)Content Director, Black Trans Media