Tim Cook (Apple CEO) tweeted 2 days ago:
This Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor those whose lives were tragically stolen by bigotry and hatred. It’s only through love, acceptance and education that we can build a future where everyone is safe to live their truth.
The first sentence sounds rather abstract to me. Does "tragically stolen" here mean "died in the tragedy because being transgender had led to death in those days when some people harbored bigotry and hatred toward the transgenders and killed them"?