LGBTQ community speaks out after area murders

CLEVELAND - A community meeting was held Sunday afternoon at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ on West 14th Street in Cleveland to address the ongoing concerns of residents after some violent attacks against some men and women of the LGBTQ community.

Community members, faith leaders, and city officials were in attendance to hear the concerns of the residents and to help develop a plan of action to keep residents safe.

Several folks from various national organizations were also present including the National Center for Transgender Education, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, the Human Rights Campaign and Gay & Lesbian's Alliance Against Defamation.

The meeting was prompted after the recent murders of Betty Skinner and Brittany-Nicole Kidd-Stergis.  Both cases remain unsolved.

If you have information regarding either case, please contact Cleveland Police.

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