Official 2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance List

Day of Remembrance

Official 2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance List

Of Murdered Transgender People

by

the T.R.A.N.S. network

 

Since 2012 the Transgender Violence Facebook group has been tracking extreme violence toward transgender people all around the world. What started out as an idea from a transwoman has turned into a group that many people around the world rely on to obtain information about the murders of transgender people.

From October of 2017, we have documented thirty murders of transgender people in the United States.  Most of these murders have occurred to transgender women and in particular to transgender women of color.  Many of these murders are not taken seriously by law enforcement and thus are not investigated properly.

This list is a compilation of reports collected by many people in the trans community. The lead moderator of the Transgender Violence Facebook group, Mika Ellen Orzech has compiled the bulk of posts for the group.   Group Moderator Brianne Raven Wolf and Deputy Director of General Transgender Network Groups John Clark have compiled an official complete list of the people that have been murdered.

The official count of murdered transgender people in the United States from 2017 January to October is TWENTY-FIVE.  In 2016 we saw the most amount of transgender people murdered in the US at TWENTY-SEVEN.  This year is the second year of the most amount of transgender people murdered.  These are only the listings of murdered transgender people that have been reported.  It is believed that there are many other murders that go undocumented because of misgendering, discrimination and many other reasons.

TDOR Murdered in U.S.A. October 1, 2016 – October 31, 2017

 

1. Brandi Bledsoe

Murdered October 8, 2016

32 Years old

Cleveland, Ohio

Transgender Woman of Color

Found by a five-year-old murdered with her head covered in a bag


2. Sierra/Simon Bush

Found Murdered – October 25, 2016

18 Years Old

Idaho City, Idaho

Friends referred to them through gender-neutral pronouns

Went Missing on 09/24/2016 and found dead on 10/25/2016


3. Noony Norwood

Murdered November 5, 2016

30 Years Old

Richmond, Virginia

Transgender Woman of Color

Shot to death


4. India Monroe

Murdered December 19, 2016

29 Years Old

Newport News, Virginia

Transgender Woman of Color

Shot to death


TRANSGENDER PEOPLE MURDERED 2017

5. Mesha Caldwell

Murdered January 4, 2017

41 Years Old

Canton, Mississippi

Transgender Woman of Color

Shot to Death


6. Sean Hake

Executed January 6, 2017

23 Years Old

Sharon, Pennsylvania

Transgender Man

Executed By Police


7. Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow

Found Murdered on January 6, 2017

28 Years Old

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Two-Spirit Person of Color

Found by police in an apartment.  Police have ruled it as a homicide.  Method of murder is unknown.


8. JoJo Striker

Murdered on February 8, 2017

23 Years Old

Toledo, Ohio

Transgender Woman of Color

Shot to death


9. Jacquarrius Holland

Murdered on February 19, 2017

18 Years Old

Monroe, Louisiana

Transgender Woman of Color

Shot to death


10. Tiara Richmond (aka Keke Collier)

Murdered on February 21, 2017

24 Years Old

Chicago, Illinois

Transgender Woman of Color

Shot to death


11. Chyna Doll Dupree (aka Chyna Gibson)

Murdered on February 25, 2017

31 Years Old

New Orleans, Louisiana

Transgender Woman of Color

Shot to death


12. Ciara McElveen

Murdered on February 27, 2017

25 Years Old

New Orleans, Louisiana

Transgender Woman of Color

Stabbed to death


13. Alphonza Watson

Murdered on March 22, 2017

38 Years Old

Baltimore, Maryland

Transgender Woman of Color

Shot to death


14. Kenne McFadden

Murdered on March 8, 2017

27 Years Old

San Antonio, Texas

Transgender Woman of Color

Found dead floating in a river


15. Chay Reed

Murdered on March 21, 2017

28 Years Old

Miami, Florida

Transgender Woman of Color

Shot to death


16. Mx. Bostick

Murdered on April 4, 2017

49 Years Old

New York CIty, New York
gender-neutral

Beaten to death


17. Sherrell Faulkner

Murdered on May 16, 2017

46 Years Old

Charlotte, North Carolina

Transgender Woman of Color

Beaten to death

 


18. Kendra Marie Adams (Josie Barrios)

Found Murdered on June 13, 2017

28 Years Old

Ithaca, New York

Transgender Woman of Color

Burned to death with gasoline


19. Ava Le’Ray Barrin

Murdered on June 25, 2017

17 Years Old

Athens, Georgia

Transgender Woman of Color

Shot to death


20. Ebony Morgan

Murdered on July 2, 2017

28 Years Old

Lynchburg, Virginia

Transgender Woman of Color

Shot to death


21. TeeTee Dangerfield

Murdered on July 31, 2017

32 Years Old

Atlanta, Georgia

Transgender Woman of Color

Shot to death


22. Jay-Low Mcglory

Murdered on July 8,2017

29 Years Old

Alexandria, Louisiana

Transgender Woman of Color

Shot to death


23. Gwynevere River Song

Murdered on August 8, 2017

26 Years old

Waxahachie, Texas
Transgender Woman
Shot to death


24. Kiwi Herring

Executed on August 22, 2017

30 Years Old

St. Louis, Illinois

Transgender Woman of Color

Executed by Police


25. Kashmire Nazier Redd

Murdered on September 4, 2017

28 Years Old

Gates, New York
Transgender Man
Stabbed to death


26. Ally Steinfeld

Found Murdered on September 3, 2017

17 Years Old

Texas County, Missouri
Transgender Woman
Stabbed then burned and then burned to death


27. Derricka Banner

Murdered on September 12, 2017

26 Years Old

Charlotte, North Carolina
Transgender Woman
Shot to death


28. Scout Schultz

Executed on September 16, 2017

21 Years Old

Atlanta, Georgia
According to an e-mail sent to the T.R.A.N.S. network by their mother, they were Intersex

Executed by police


29. Stephanie Montez

Murdered on October 21, 2017

47 Years Old

Corpus Christi, Texas

Transgender Woman of Color

Shot Multiple Times to Death


30. Candace Towns

Murdered on October 28, 2017

30 Years Old

Macon, Georgia

Transgender Woman of Color

Shot to death


The following people from the T.R.A.N.S. network worked on this list:

Jennifer Louise Lopez, Executive Director, MsLopez@TransNetworking.com

Trystlynn Melanni Barber, Director of Operations, MsBarber@TransNetworking.com

Amber Lynn Kimble, Director of Network Operations, MsKimble@TransNetworking.com

Jessie Jane Miller, Director of Information Technology, MsMiller@TransNetworking.com

John Clark, Deputy Director of General Transgender Network Groups, JohnClark@TransNetworking.com

Deborah Gilgor, Deputy Director of Youth Support Network Groups, DeborahGilgor@TransNetworking.com

Mika Ellen Orzech, Transgender Violence Group Lead Moderator, MsOrzech@TransNetworking.com

Brianne Raven Wolf, Transgender Violence Group Moderator, TransInfo@TransNetworking.com

 

Pleaae report any information you may have on any homicides of transgender people around the world to homicide@TransNetworking.com