Google has released data showing that interest in Black trans people and concern over the large number of Black trans people killed in the United States has reached an all time high.

In a statement released by the search engine, they showed that over the last 90 days, terms related to Black trans people or the trans experience have spiked to previously unseen levels. 

According to the Google report which shared with Blavity, “Black trans lives matter” was searched ten times more in 2020 than it was in the U.S. in 2019. 

In addition, Google reported record-breaking search numbers for "transphobia," “trans homelessness,” “trans healthcare,” “Black trans people killed,” “trans rights,” “trans women are women,” “trans activists” and “Black trans lives matter.”

"America is also searching for ways to support transgender people. More than ever, people are searching for 'black trans organizations,' 'trans activists,' and 'how to be a good ally,'" Google's researchers wrote in a statement. 

Google also put together a video of the the massive June protest in New York over recent Black trans murders and the viral speech by activist Raquel Willis. 

The video also features well-known Black trans activists like Dominique Jackson, Laverne Cox, Indya Moore, Andrea Jenkins and other Black trans figures discussing the need for greater respect and love of trans lives during powerful speeches.

Google noted that it has been donating to The Marsha P. Johnson Institute and highlighted the work being done by other important organizations like the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, The Black Trans Advocacy Coalition and the Queer and Trans People of Color Birthwerq Project.

This year continues to be a deadly one for Black trans women and men. According to the Human Rights Campaign, at least 26 transgender or gender non-conforming people fatally shot or killed by other violent means, most of whom were Black. 

The summer was particularly devastating and during a two-week stretch at the end of June and beginning of July, at least five Black trans women lost their lives to violence.  

"While the details of these cases differ, it is clear that fatal violence disproportionately affects transgender women of color — particularly Black transgender women — and that the intersections of racism, sexism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and unchecked access to guns conspire to deprive them of employment, housing, healthcare and other necessities," the Human Rights Campaign said on a page dedicated to tracking the number of trans deaths each year. 

If you're interested in donating to organizations advocating for Black trans lives, head here