Lisa Love was a 35 year old Black trans woman living in Chicago. This week, she became the most recent victim of anti-trans violence.
According to police, around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, the 35-year-old was shot in the chest and back near 79th St. and Cottage Grove Ave. Loved ones said Turman was walking home after leaving a friend’s house.
“A car just drove up, made a U-turn and (saw) my cousin,” Donna said. “Approximately 30 seconds later, the car stopped and my cousin was shot.”
No suspects have been identified.
Lisa was born in Chicago, moved to Rockford, Illinois in her twenties, and returned to Chicago. She attended Kenwood Academy High School. She was a fan of actor Amiyah Scott and musician Contradiction Tha Kid along with television shows. Lisa also liked several news stations and was a fan of movies.
Lisa’s family are grieving her senseless death, struggling to understand how simply walking home can lead to such tragedy. The intensity of the shooting is also horrifying.
“An all-around good person who did not deserve this,” said Donna, a cousin of Turman, during a phone interview with WGN News. “A loving, caring, free-spirited person. Always smiling and laughing.”
We recognize Lisa as the 33rd trans or gender nonconforming person whose violent death has been reported in 2023. She is the 25th trans person of color and the 17th Black trans person. Lisa is the 15th Black trans woman. A trans person has been killed in the US every 8.7 days in 2023. “Reported” is an important distinction to make as we know there are more folx whose deaths remain unacknowledged. Indeed we have included two unidentified people whose remains were discovered this year on our list.
Earlier this same week, we reported on the murder of another Black trans person in Chicago. In total, three trans folx have been killed in Chicago in 2023. My list includes one additional person whose post will be shared later today.
Rest in power, Lisa. Everyone should be free to simply walk home. It is a true tragedy that your life was taken so violently. You deserved to live a long life, enjoy the fruits of your hard work, and feel safe. The shame is on us for failing to create a safe world for you. Thank you for all that you brought to us.
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.
- Lisa Love -Chicago, Illinois, October19, 2023. Age 35.