Two Spirit Person, Acey Morrison, Killed in South Dakota

Acey Morrison, a 30-year-old Two Spirit person, was killed in Rapid City, South Dakota on August 21, 2022. News of their death broke just this week when LGBTQ journalist Nico Lange tweeted about their death. Them reports: Law enforcement found Morrison dead in a mobile home, after the owner of the residence reported the murder […]

Regina ‘Mya’ Allen, 35, Shot to Death in Milwaukee

Regina Mya Allen

Regina ‘Mya’ Allen was 35 years old and living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. One of her final social media posts showed she was looking forward to her September birthday, just 22 days ahead. Tragically, Mya won’t have the chance to celebrate that milestone. The day after the post, she was shot to death as she walked […]

Black Trans Ohio Woman Fatally Shot in Detroit

Dede Ricks

Dede Ricks, a 33-year-old Black trans woman, was shot to death in Detroit on August 27, 2022. Dede was from Ohio, possibly Cleveland. While police have identified, arrested, and charged a suspect in her murder, there is not much information known about DeDe (sometimes styled Dede) or her family. We do know that she did […]

Pittsburgh Woman Guilty of Harassment of Trans Teen Neighbor Files Appeal, Faces Further Civil Legal Actions

Darian Balcom TERF Pittsburgh

While not unexpected, news of yet another legal hurdle for the O’Donnell-Collar family arrived with notification that their neighbor has appealed her conviction of harassment. On July 26, 2022, District Magisterial Judge Duncan-Williams determined that 50-year-old Darian Balcom was guilty of one count of statutory harassment after two years of behavior targeting her next door […]

Two Trans Folx Experiencing Mental Health Crisis Shot and Killed by Police in Separate Incidents

Last night I read this via HRC Aaron Lynch, a 26-year-old transgender man who was shot and killed by police in McClean, Virginia on July 7. Then I read this on Facebook On May 19, 2022, Maddie, a transgender woman, Korean adoptee, and father of two young children, was shot and killed by Malvern Police (Pennsylvania) during […]

29-Year-Old Black Trans Woman Stabbed to Death in Kansas City

Kandii Redd

Dee Dee Kandii Redd was a 29-years-old Black trans woman when she was killed in Kansas City, Missouri on July 25, 2022. Her family uses the name Kamila Marie Swann to refer to her, shortened to Dee Dee. She uses Kandii Redd on the pages I could find. Initial media reports misgendered her and delayed […]

Marisela Castro, 39, Fatally Shot in Houston

Marisela Castro

Marisela Castro, 39, was born in Juticalpa, Olancho in Honduras. She spent most of her life in North Carolina where she attended Riverside High School, moved to Houston several years ago to be close to her sister and her nieces and nephews, She was a supporter of St. Jude’s Hospital and a fan of Bad […]

Black Trans Woman Hayden Davis, 28, Murdered in Detroit

Hayden Davis Detroit

Hayden Davis was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. On Monday, July 25, she lost her life there as reported by Dee Dee Watters of TransGriot. In another horrific attack affecting the LGBTQ+ community, a transgender woman was shot and killed in Detroit on Monday evening. Her body was found on the city’s east side, in the […]

Guilty Verdict for Local Woman Harassing Black Trans Teen and Her Family

This morning, a magistrate judge ruled that local woman Darian Balcom was guilty of harassment after erecting a 9-foot billboard in her backyard. The sign read ‘Transing is Abuse and Homophobia’ and Balcom direct the sign in to the window of a 15-year-old Black trans teen living next door with her multiracial, queer family. , […]

Two Black Trans Women Died This Week, in Milwaukee and in Augusta

The week started with a terrible loss on Saturday, July 16, in Milwaukee where 34-year-old Toi Davis, a Black trans woman, was found dead in a local neighborhood under suspicious circumstances. Details around her death are not clear at this point, but the impact of her death among her friends and family leave little doubt […]