Two Black Trans Women Found Dead in Separate Incidents in Louisiana

Draya McCarty and Shaki Peters

Within a week, Louisiana has lost two Black trans women to violence. Shaki Peters, 32, of Denham Springs was found dead off of Opal Bennett Road on July 1, near the town of Amite City, according to information from the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office. She was misgendered and deadnamed by law enforcement and media […]

UPDATED – 27-year-old Black Trans Woman, Bree Black, Murdered in Florida

Bree Black

Bree Black was 27 years old when she was murdered in Pompano Beach, Florida on Friday, July 3, 2020 around 10 pm. According to some sources, she was outside her home. At approximately 10:18 p.m. July 3, Broward County Regional Communications received a call in regard to a shooting at 244 N.W. 12th Street in […]

Merci Mack, a 22-year-old Black Trans Woman, Murdered in Dallas on Last Day of Pride Month

Merci Mack Black trans woman Dallas

Her name was Merci Mack. She was a 22-year-old Black trans woman living in Dallas. She had a job, a car, family, and friends. Her social media posts were playful, blunt, and hopeful. On Tuesday, the final day of Pride month, she was found dead from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of an apartment […]

Selena Reyes Hernandez, 37, was a Latina Trans Woman Murdered in Chicago

Selena Reyes Hernandez was killed on May 31 after spending 20 minutes with her murderer. She was 37 and lived in Chicago. The young man who killed her was an 18 year old high schoo senior. At this point we know more about him than we do about her. From the Chicago Sun Orlando Perez, […]

Black Trans Woman Riah Milton, 25, was Murdered Near Cincinnati, Ohio

Riah Milton

A second brutal death of a Black trans woman in a 24 hour period. Riah Milton of Liberty Township, Ohio, was 25 years old when she was lured to her death by three other people, including a 14 year old cisgender girl. Liberty Township is a suburb of Cincinnati. Riah studied at the University of […]

Dominique Rem’mie Fells, 27, Found Murdered in Philadelphia

Dominique Felles

  Content Note: transphobia, dismemberment On June 8, 2020, Philadelphia police discovered the dismembered body of a Black transwoman along the banks of the Schuylkill River near the Bartram’s Garden Docks & Community Boathouse. Initial reporting misgendered Dominique. From ABC6: please note misgendering at this link Police said the person was found face down and […]

Pennsylvania Trans Woman Johanna Metzger, 25, Was Murdered in Baltimore

Johanna Metzger murder

Amidst the many layers of horror we must address due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is one particular strand manifesting itself in Pennsylvania – transphobia. The Secretary of Health on the state level is a trans woman named Dr. Rachel Levine. She’s absolutely brilliant and has been broadcasting a live press conference with Governor Tom […]

Monica Diamond, 34, Black Trans Woman Murdered in North Carolina

Monica Diamond

Monica Diamond was 34-years-old Black trans woman living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Monica was the co-owner and founder of NC Phyne Promotion Company LLC, an event promotion company. She also was the co-CEO of the International Mother of the Year Pageantry System — a pageant that honors LGBTQ mothers. On March 18. Monica became the […]

Trans Man Dustin Parker, 25, Killed in Oklahoma on New Year’s Day

Dustin Parker trans man Oklahmoa

25-year-old Dustin Parker is believed to be the first transgender or gender non-conforming person to die a violent death in 2020. Dustin was working as a cab driver in McAlester, Oklahoma when he was killed by gunfire early on New Year’s Day. McAlester police are investigating after a man was found fatally shot inside a […]