The Advocate her name would be disclosed at a later time.The Harris County medical examiner determined the woman died of multiple gunshot wounds, including to her head.
Her body was found by her boyfriend Saturday evening at her apartment in southwest Houston, TV station KTRK reports. Police are still searching for a suspect.Activists are commenting on the epidemic of violence against trans people, especially Black and Latinx women. “Here is another transgender woman that’s murdered and shot,” activist Ma’Janae Chambers told KTRK. “Angry, because why?
Why are you targeting trans women? Why? Sadness, because another life is lost.” A friend of hers, 22-year-old trans woman Asia Foster, was a homicide victim in 2020.“Transgender women, especially Black women, are more likely to experience homelessness and be more likely to be discriminated against by the homeless system,” added Courtney Sellers, executive director of Montrose Grace Place, which serves homeless young people of all genders and sexual identities. “Texas is one of the deadliest places in America for trans women, and that’s important to look at.”Trans women who have died by violence in the state in recent years include Rubi Dominguez, Cypress Ramos, Aidelen Evans, Muhlaysia Booker, Kièr Solomon, Za’niyah Williams, Tiffany Thomas, Miss CoCo, Iris Santos, Helle Jae O’Regan, and Merci Mack, among many others.
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