Funeral for murdered trans woman from Texas

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A funeral for Muhlaysia Booker, the black transgender woman who was killed in Texas, was held in the city of Dallas on May 28th. More than 400 gathered to pay their respects to the 23-year-old, from friends and family to various figures from the City Council including Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. According to Dallas-Fort Worth News, local LGBT activists also came to say the last goodbye. “Today, we gather to mourn with the family,” said Stephanie Martin, a pastor at Cosmopolitan Congregation of Dallas. “But also to celebrate the life of Muhlaysia Booker, a young woman whose life was cut short by hatred, which has left yet another indelible stain on God’s tapestry of love and equality.” Edward Thomas, 29, was arrested and charged for the assault against Booker that happened days before she was killed. As it stands, police have yet to make any arrests in the ongoing investigation into Booker’s murder.

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