On Thursday, we observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance to remember those trans victims of violent crime. Transgender deaths have been commemorated beginning in 1998 with the murder of Rita Hester. Transgender violence is an epidemic in this country and affects one in three with one death every month since the inception of the day of remembrance.
This is the second murder of a transgender woman of color that I’m personally aware of this fall. The other woman, Alejandra Leos was murdered in front of her home in Memphis.