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Trans Woman Records Subway Attack, Receives Support From Clinton

The victim started filming when the woman became more aggressive

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    Trans Woman Records Subway Attack, Receives Support From Clinton
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    A man walks past a subway stop in Manhattan in December, 2012.

    A transgender woman was attacked by a fellow passenger in a New York City subway as she was on her way to attend an event at The Center, an LGBT community center in Manhattan, NBC News reported.

    Pearl Love, who is transgender and Asian, initially ignored the tirade, which happened on April 28, but started filming when the woman became more aggressive.

    Love told NBC News that the recording was driven partly out of necessity. "Otherwise if I didn't record it, if something had happened, nobody would believe me," she said. "Everybody around me gets abused and beat up. They go to the police and no one says anything."

    Love's post went viral, with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton taking notice. Clinton commented on Love's Facebook post Thursday night to express her support, writing that "transgender people need to hear from every one of us that you are loved, respected, and deserving of equality under the law."