Arrest in 2020 Murder of Black Trans Person Brian Egypt Powers in Akron

Akron, Ohio police have made an arrest in the June 2020 murder of a Black trans person, Brian ‘Egypt’ Powers. Brian was 43 years old when his body was discovered lifeless near a church in his hometown of Akron. He died from a single bullet that pierced both of his thighs. Investigators believed he walked […]

Black Trans Woman Cashay Henderson, 31, Killed by Gunshot in Milwaukee

Cashay Henderson Trans Woman

Cashay Ashanti Henderson was a 31-year-old Black trans woman. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she most recently lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin before returning to her hometown. Milwaukee was where she died from a gunshot wound. On Sunday, February 26, her body was found in a burning building in Milwaukee. Someone shot Cashay and either set a […]

Latina Trans Woman Maria Jose Rivera Rivera, 22, Killed in Houston

Maria Jose Rivera Rivera was a 22-year-old Latina trans woman from El Salvador. Her death was first reported in late January, but unconfirmed by law enforcement investigators until recently. Maria Jose was killed in what’s described as a murder-suicide by an intimate partner on January 21, 2023 in Houston. Based on early reporting, her death […]

Arrest Made in 2021 Murder of Black Trans Woman Angel Naira in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

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Angel Naira was 36 when she was found dead in her Aliquippa apartment from multiple gunshot wounds in late November 2021. On Friday, Pennsylvania State Police announced that they’ve arrested and charged 46-year-old Darese Darrel Raines on homicide and weapons charges. He’s being held in the Beaver County Jail without bond. From KDKA According to […]

Ohio Based Huntington Billboards ‘Caters To Bigotry’ By Pulling Affirming Messages

Content Note: Images with racist language are in this post. Images with Nazi symbols are in this post. Remember the electronic billboards with hateful rhetoric located in Worthington, Armstrong County owned by John Placek? Here are some reminders Two updates One is that Placek teamed up with Owen Osterling to erect additional signs along Route […]

26-Year-Old Trans Woman Zachee Imanitwitaho Killed in Louisville

26-year-old Zachee Imanitwitaho was a Black trans woman, born in the African nation of Rwanda. She immigrated to the US in 2019 and settled in the Hazelwood neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. On Friday, February 3, Zachee was shot and killed near her workplace at JB Swift in Louisville around 3 PM CST. Police found her […]

Latina Trans Woman Unique Banks, 21, Killed in Chicago Mass Shooting

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A devastating tragedy in Chicago on Monday left a 21-year-old Latinx trans woman, Unique Banks, and her mother, Alexsandra Olmo, 43, both dead. They were killed in a mass shooting that targeted the two women, Olmo’s boyfriend, and two other transgender women. The three survivors are all hospitalized with critical injuries. Chicago police describe this […]

2022 Murder of Black Trans Woman Destin Howard Comes to Light

Destin Howard

Sadly, we have to add another loss to our list 2022 transgender neighbors who experienced violent deaths. Her name was Destin Howard also known as Destin Cheaves. In some places, she’s been listed as Destiny. On December 9, 2022, her body was found near Macon, Georgia near the parking lot of an empty business. Police […]

Queer Indigenous Activist Tortuguita Shot and Killed by Police in Georgia

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Tortuguita, an Indigenous Venezuelan who was also queer and nonbinary, was killed in Atlanta on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. They died from gunshots from police performing a “clearning operation.” They were 26 years old. Officials claim Tortuguita fired their weapon first, wounding a law enforcement officer. Police claim to have returned fire when they shot […]

The Economic Realities of Burying Trans Victims of Violence

Jasmine Star Mack KC Johnson

The mother of Jasmine Star Mack has created a crowdfund to help with her final arrangements. The goal is $2000 and there have been no donations yet. That’s so devastating. It shouldn’t be difficult for people, even LGBTQ just in the DC area, to help her with that goal. The family of KC Johnson have […]