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Black Trans Woman Hayden Davis Fatally Shot in Detroit

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Hayden Davis, a 28-year-old Black transgender woman, was found dead on a street in Detroit July 25, her body wrapped in a blanket.

She had been shot several times, TV station WDIV reports.Police are still seeking a suspect. Anyone with information that may lead to an arrest is asked to contact Detroit police at (313) 596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAKUP.Davis was active on social media and was interested in fashion, the Kardashian family, and cosmetics, Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents reports.Activists are speaking out. “At 28, Hayden Davis had a beautiful life in front of her,” Tori Cooper, director of community engagement for the Human Rights Campaign’s Transgender Justice Initiative, said in a press release. “Now, she’s been taken from us in a horrible act of violence.

Every day across our country, we are faced with the reality of violence against our community, particularly against Black and brown transgender women.

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