CLEVELAND -- Human and civil rights activists gathered at Pilgrim United Church of Christ today to discuss the outbreak of violence in the LGBT community. The meeting comes after two transgender women, 52-year-old Betty Skinner and 22-year-old Brittany Nicole Kidd Stergis, were killed last week.

Local leaders such as Cleveland Police Chief Mike McGrath also attended the event in order to better protect and educate the community on the issue.

Police have not connected the murders of Betty Skinner and Brittany Nicole Kidd Stergis in any way and are still searching for suspects in both cases.

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