Attorney and shareholder Mic McConnell recently donated to Health Brigade, a free and charitable clinic that offers exceptional service in a nonjudgmental environment. This clinic has been especially vital to those in the LGBTQ community.
Recently, Health Brigade has begun a mission to provide self-defense kits to transgender adults. The Human Rights Council reported that between 2013-2021, more than 250 people who identified as transgender were killed in the United States. And according to the agency, the real numbers are likely higher, as data collection is “often incomplete or unreliable when it comes to violent and fatal crimes against transgender and gender non-conforming people.” Black transgender women made up 66% of all fatal violence against trans or gender non-conforming people. Approximately 70% of victims of violence are between 18-35 years old.
McConnell stated that the donation should be used for a project that will directly impact the most marginalized communities. His donation came at an important time, and many outlets were quick to share the good news. This includes Washington D.C.’s Metro Weekly, where this charitable donation was featured. This story was also shared on Richmond’s WTVR-TV (CBS 6) WRIC-TV (ABC 8), and Local Today news.
“The Allen Law Firm dedicates its entire practice to the protection and defense of individuals who have been injured or made unsafe through no fault of their own,” said McConnell. “We are also committed to the safety and well-being of our community. We are proud to make this targeted donation to help the people of TGNC as we support the community at large.”