Pebbles LaDime Doe is the 14th Trans Woman Murdered in the US During 2019 UPDATED

Pebbles LaDime Doe

Pebbles LaDime ‘Dime” Doe was 24 years old. She was born in 1994 and raised in Allendale, South Carolina. On August 4, she was murdered in her hometown less than 100 miles from the place where Denali Stuckey, another Black trans woman, was killed in late July. Details are sketchy right now and the limited […]

Kiki Fantroy, 21, of Miami is the 13th Trans Woman Murdered in the US This Year

Kiki Fantroy was 21 years old, living in Miami-Dade, a lifelong resident of Florida. Around 4 AM on Wednesday, July 31, Kiki and some friends were returning home after attending a party. According to Planet Transgender, Kiki’s mother described the circumstances of her murder: [T]hey were approached by a group of men seeking sex. Her […]

Denali Berries Stuckey, 29, is 12th Trans Woman of Color Murdered in 2019

Monica Roberts at TransGriot is reporting the murder of Denali Berries Stuckey, the 12th trans woman to be murdered in the US in 2019. Her body was discovered in Charleston early Saturday morning. Denali was a Charleston native. She graduated from North Charleston High School in 2011. She worked as a manicurist. Facebook is already […]

Saturday Film screening: Transient

  This Saturday, come see a screening of Mark Janavel’s new film, Transient, about the trans community’s response to the current administration. Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church 416 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212 Note *This building is not fully accessible so please call ahead to discuss any accommodations you may need. This screening is in […]

Brooklyn Lindsey of Kansas City is the 11th Black Trans Woman Murdered in the US during 2019

Brooklyn Lindsey Kansas City

  The 11th trans woman to be murdered in 2019 is 32-year-old Brooklyn Lindsey of Kansas City. Police found her body about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home in the 600 block of Spruce Avenue. She had obvious signs of trauma to her face, but the cause of death had not been determined, police said. […]

Deb, 60, is a Lesbian Who Wants to Preserve Western PA Gay History #AMPLIFY

Queer lesbian Elder

  Name: Deb Age: 60 County of Residence: I live in California now, but was born in Allegheny Co and raised in Clearfield County and went to college in Butler County Pronouns: her How do you describe your identity? Queer, lesbian Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I was home […]

Zoe Spears, 23, is the 10th Black Trans Woman Murdered in the US in 2019

Zoe Spears Transgender

The heartache of her friends and loved ones was raging throughout Facebook today. The news that 23-year-old Zoe Spears had been found by police responding to a welfare check just before midnight on Thursday, June 13 in the Fairmount Heights section of Prince George’s County, Maryland, close to the D.C. line. Zoe had sustained multiple […]

Chanel Scurlock, 23, is the 8th Black Trans Woman Murdered in 2019

Her name was Chanel Scurlock. She was 23 years-old. And this week she became the 8th Black transwoman to be murdered in 2019. Her body was discovered on Wednesday, June 5, outside Lumberton, North Carolina. Local law enforcement and media are dead naming and misgendering Chanel, resulting in ongoing challenges collecting the facts and finding […]

Paris Cameron, 20, was the 6th Black Trans Woman Murdered in the US in 2019

Paris Cameron

Over the Memorial Day weekend, I read about the death of a Black trans woman in a triple homicide in Detroit. From The Advocate: “Officers responded to a call at 5 a.m. in the 3400 block of Devonshire where an unknown gunman shot a 21-year-old man, a 20-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman. The two […]

Black Trans Woman Chynal Lindsey, 26, Slain in Dallas on First Day of Pride Month 2019

Chynal Lindsey Transgender

  Pride month begins with the tragic news of the discovery of the body of 26 year-old Chynal Lindsey in a Dallas lake. “Dallas police say a black, transgender woman whose body was pulled from White Rock Lake Saturday died of obvious homicidal violence.White Dallas police said a passerby called them at about 5:45 p.m. […]