A new report by the FBI shows that violence against the LGBT community is on the rise.
The agency found that one out of every six hate crimes last year was based on sexual orientation.
And for transgender people living in the South, the statistics are even more grim.
According to the Human Right’s Campaign, 60 percent of violent incidents against transgender people happen in the South.
That includes four deaths this year in Georgia.
GPB's Leah Fleming sits down with two transgender activists, Zahara Green and Erin Kettl of TRANScending Barriers Atlanta, to talk about the trans community in Georgia and to share some of their experiences.