4 black gay women were murdered in the space of a week over new year in the US

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Lesbian couple Shanta Myers, 36, and Brandi Mells, 22, as well as Myers 11-year-old son Jeremiah and five-year-old daughter Shanise, were found on December 26. James W. White, 38, and Justin C. Mann, 24 were charged with on nine counts of first-degree murder and four counts of second-degree murder, the motive is not provided. Kerrice Lewis, aged 23, was brutally murdered in Washington DC on December 28, shot and burnt to death in the boot of the car. Kaladaa Crowell, 36, and her 11-year-old daughter Kyra Inglett were shot in West Palm Beach, Florida on December 28 by the son of the victim’s girlfriend who has already been arrested. “I want justice for my girlfriend and her daughter,” said the killer’s mother, “He’s my son and I love him, but I also loved them too.”LGBT+ activists are condemning a lack of coverage and activism, pointing to a trend of lack of media concern in black LGBT+ women.

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