Human Rights Campaign.At a vigil held on Sept. 20 to remember Burnett’s life, friends and family released balloons and shared memories of her.
Korea Kelly, a friend of Burnett, said that she was “a Barbie, she was a goddess. Can you hear me? Fun.”“When I say goddess, she was everything,” Kelly, who is also a Black trans woman, said. “If you wanted to have a good day, you need to smile, Aerrion was the person you wanted by your side.”Kelly said Burnett’s death “hurts like hell,” adding, “It’s a pain that I can’t fathom.