A trans activist was found dead along Lake Michigan in Chicago on Thursday, March 17, after being reported missing by her family earlier in the month.
Elise Malary was reported missing by her family on March 11 leading to an extensive search of the area.For 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention call Lifeline on 13 11 14. For Australia-wide LGBTQI peer support call QLife on 1800 184 527 or webchat.Her body was discovered on March 17 and identified by police on Saturday, March 19.
Malary worked at the Chicago Therapy Collective, a group dedicated to supporting and advocating for the transgender community.
A colleague at the group, IggyLadden, said, “She’d speak out on behalf of any issue that impacted woman of color, LGBTQ folk — her heart’s so big.”In a post, the Chicago Therapy Collective said, “The outpouring of love, care, and community response reflects the deep impact of Elise’s love and advocacy on so many of us.