People pay tribute to the 10th trans woman killed in the USA this year

TOPSHOT - Participants hold candles during a vigil at Frank Kits Park in Wellington on June 13, 2016, in remembrance of victims after a gunman opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida in the worst mass shooting in US history. US anti-terror strategy came under fresh scrutiny after a gunman previously cleared of jihadist ties launched a hate-fueled rampage in a Florida gay club that left 50 dead. / AFP / Marty Melville (Photo credit should read MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)

As we reported yesterday, the transgender woman named Brenda Bostick, who was homeless, has died of head injuries in tNew York City. People united to commemorate her. No suspects have been identified in the killing of Bostick, according to NBC 4, and there has been an appeal for the public to provide more information because it is known according to the character of injuries that it was not an accident and the woman was attacked. In a statement the New York Anti Violence Project Executive Director Beverly Tillery said: “Transgender woman are targeted all too often for severe and deadly violence . We are facing a crisis of violence.” Ten transgender woman have already been killed so far in 2017, nine have been Black transgender woman and one woman was Native,” she added, “As a society we can stop this epidemic by hiring trans women of colour, making sure they have safe places to live and standing up when we see or hear them being demeaned and attacked and simply by valuing their lives. The moment to act is now.”


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