A gender nonconforming person named Dominic Dupree (also known as Dominic Palace) was shot to death on Friday, October 13 in Chicago. Dominic was 25. Note that because we are not clear on pronouns, we will use they/them in this post. Dominic used both she and he on publicly visible social media.
From Fox 32 in Chicago
The 25-year-old, who remains unidentified, was inside a vehicle in an alley around 10:46 p.m. when gunfire broke out in the 7800 block of South Jeffery Boulevard, according to police. [They were] struck multiple times throughout the body and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Dominic’s family has set up a crowdfund for funeral expenses. Please note this linked site uses their name assigned at birth and male pronouns.
Dominic was born in Indianapolis and relocated to Gary, Indiana. In 2016, they graduated from Went to Thea Bowman Leadership Academy. Dominic also studied at 21st Century Charter School of Gary. They established and operated Private Protection Division LLC in Gary as well as Hondo IV Lawncare & Snow Removal LLC.
Dominic’s social media is filled with Chicago sports teams and athletes, political figures, Tyler Perry movies, and their favorite tv shows.
Thus, we sadly acknowledge Dominic as the 32nd trans or gender nonconforming person whose violent death has been reported in 2023. They are the 24th trans person of color and the 17th Black person. Dominic is the third gender nonconforming person this year. A trans person has been killed in the US every 8.9 days in 2023. “Reported” is an important distinction to make as we know there are more folx whose deaths remain unacknowledged. In fact, we have included two unidentified people whose remains were discovered this year.
Rest in power, Dominic. Your industrious nature, your willingness to embrace your truth, and your love for so many pieces of your life are examples of how you will be remembered. You deserved all of the years to grow into your adult life. I am very sorry that we failed to create a safe world for you.
May your memory be a revolution.
This is our list
This is our list of transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming neighbors who have been victims of the campaign of terror in 2023. Please do not copy, modify, or share this list without attribution.
- Jasmine ‘Star’ Mack – District of Columbia, January 7, 2023. Age 36.
- KC Johnson – Wilmington, North Carolina, January 13, 2023. Age 27.
- Tortuguita – Weelaunee Forest, Georgia, January 18, 2023. Age 26.
- Unique Banks – Chicago, Illinois, January 23, 2023. Age 21.
- Zachee Imanitwitaho – Louisville, Kentucky, February 3, 2023. Age 26.
- Maria Jose Rivera Rivera – Houston, Texas, January 21, 2023. Age 22.
- Cashay Henderson – Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 27, 2023. Age 31.
- Tasiyah ‘Siyah’ Woodland – Mechanicsville, Maryland, March 24, 2023. Age 18.
- Ashley Burton – Atlanta, Georgia, April 11, 2023. Age 37.
- Rasheeda Williams – Atlanta, Georgia, April 18, 2023. Age 35.
- Banko Brown – San Francisco, California, April 27, 2023. Age 24.
- Ashia Davis – Detroit, Michigan, June 2, 2023. Age 34
- Chanell Perez Ortiz – Carolina, Puerto Rico, June 25, 2023. Age 29.
- Jacob Williamson – Pageland, South Carolina, July 4, 2023, Age 18.
- Camdyn Rider – Winter Haven, Florida, July 21, 2023. Age 21.
- Kylie Monali – Riverside, California, September 7, 2022, Reported September 2023.
- DéVonnie J’Rae Johnson – Los Angeles, California, August 7, 2023. Age 27.
- Thomas ‘Tom-Tom’ Robinson – Calumet, Indiana, August 17, 2023. Age 28.
- Charm Wilson – Cleveland, Ohio, September 8, 2023. Age 32.
- Bre’Asia Bankz – Arizona, September 5, 2023. Age 27.
- Alexa Sokova – Palm Bay, Florida, September 5, 2023. Age 30.
- YOKO – New Orleans Louisiana, September 19, 2023. Age 30.
- Codii Lawrence – Weirton, West Virginia, September 5, 2023. Age 25.
- Unidentified Person – Dallas, Texas,. July 2023. Age unknown
- Unidentified Person – Eugene, Oregon, August 10, 2023. Age unknown.
- Luis Ángel Díaz Castro – San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 12, 2023. Age 22.
- Thaddeus ‘Tad’ Keegan Bradley – Mendocino, California, Sept 21st, 2021. Reported April 27, 2023.
- Sherlyn Marjorie – Albuquerque, Nex Mexico, September 17, 2023. Age 35.
- Chyna Long – Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 8, 2023. Age 20.
- Skylar Harrison – Washington, DC, October 2, 2023. Age 30.
- A’Nee Johnson – Washington, DC, October 14, 2023. Age 30.
- Dominic Palace Dupree – Chicago, Illinois, October 13, 2023. Age 25.