Black Trans Woman Danyale Johnson, 35, Killed in Memphis

On the literal eve of the Trans Day of Remembrance comes word of another loss, the 48th trans neighbor swept up in the campaign of terror acknowledged on TDoR. A 35-year-old Black trans woman was killed by gunshot on Sunday, November 7 in Memphis, Tennessee. Danyale Johnson was found in a parking lot around 1 […]

Black Trans Woman Angel Naira, 36, Killed in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

Angel Naira Transgender

UPDATED On the cusp of the 2021 Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR), Western Pennsylvania has lost a fourth trans person to the campaign of terror haunting the lives of our trans, nonbinary, and gendernonconforming neighbors. Angel Naira, 36, was found dead from gunshot injuries in her Aliquippa home in Beaver County. Police responded to a […]

25-Year-Old Trans Latina Jenny De Leon Killed in Tampa, Florida

Jenny De Leon was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She grew up in in Town ‘n Country, Florida and most recently moved to Tampa. Jenny was 25-years-old and in her sister’s words “beginning her life as Jenny.” On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, her body was discovered by Tampa police around 6 AM. They are actively […]

Black Trans Woman Marquiisha Lawrence Murdered in Greenville, South Carolina

Marquiisha Lawrence

  28-year-old Black trans woman Marquiisha Lawrence of Greenville, South Carolina is the most recently reported victim of fatal violence terrorizing the trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming community in the United States. She died in her family home on Friday, November 5 where family members discovered her body at approximately 4:45 PM. Police reports indicate […]

Trans Latina Rikkey Outumuro aka Tru Starlet Murdered by Boyfriend in Washington State

Rikkey Outumurro

Her name was Rikkey Outumuro, also known by her stage name Tru Starlet. Rikkey was a 39-year-old Latina transgender woman and performer. She was fatally shot in Centralia, Washington, on the night of Oct. 30 or the morning of Oct. 31, 2021. Rikkey was killed by her 28-year-old boyfriend who shot her at least five […]

What Happened to Jessi Hart, a 42-year-old Trans Woman Killed in Oregon?

Jessi Hart Oregon trans woman

Jessi Hart, a 42-year-old white trans woman, was killed in Banks, Oregon in early October. Her body was discovered on October 17, 2021. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, her body was found in the woods outside Banks, a small town about 25 miles west of Portland, Oregon. Detectives suspect foul play in her […]

26-Year-Old Trans Woman Jo Acker Killed in Boise, Idaho

Jo Acker of Boise

A 26-year-old white trans woman, Jo Acker, was one victim of a mass shooting in Boise, Idaho. Jo worked at the mall as a security guard and reports indicate she bravely confronted the shooter while escorting customers out of the building. Jo is the 42nd victim of the campaign of terror and violence targeting the […]

20-year-old Latina Trans Woman Murdered in August in Seattle

Trans Latina Woman

Her name was Zoella Rose Martinez, she also went by Zo Zo or Zoey. She was 20-years-old. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, she was a Latina trans woman who had her whole life before her. And while her death was not reported at the time, her family confirmed her identity recently to a local […]

Maria Montaño Challenges Social Norms, Political Structures as ‘Best Thirst Trap’ Nominee in Pgh City Paper Best of Pittsburgh Awards

For so long, trans women and our bodies have been sold as objects under capitalism. This has led to our marginalization – and the belief that we are nothing but sexual deviants is directly related to the way we are demonized by so many. Capitalism has deprived us of our humanity, and our own sexual […]

Black Trans Woman Serenity Hollis, 24, Killed in Albany, Georgia

Serenity Hollis

Note: this post originally listed the wrong date, a date in the future. The correct date is May 8, 2021. I apologize for the confusion.  Serenity Hollis, a 24-year-old Black trans woman, was murdered in Albany, Georgia on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Her family believes it may have been a hate crime and local police […]