🏳️‍⚧️ TRANSGENDER WOMAN FATALLY SHOT IN LOUISIANA ⚧

A 25-year-old Black transgender woman was fatally shot in Shreveport, Louisiana on August 23, marking the latest victim of gun violence in a state where several LGBTQ people have been shot and killed dating back to last year. Local police said “Pooh” Johnson, who also went by Titanizer Mua on social media pages, was found…

MAN ARRESTED IN SHOOTING DEATH OF BLACK TRANS WOMAN IN NEW JERSEY

A man has been arrested and charged for the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old Black transgender woman in Trenton, New Jersey. Daniel L. Smith, 36, of Ewing, New Jersey, faces multiple charges, including one count of murder and weapon offenses, for allegedly killing Shai Vanderpump, a trans woman and prominent LGBTQ rights advocate, reports the Trentonian….

LIL NAS X BLAZES THE STAGE WITH SULTRY KISS @ BET AWARDS

Out gay rapper Lil Nas X made headlines over the final weekend of Pride Month after his sultry on-stage kiss with a male performer at the BET Awards on June 27. During his performance of the chart-topping single “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” Lil Nas X locked lips with a dancer in a televised…

BLACK TRANS WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN TEXAS CANAL

A 24-year-old Black transgender woman was found dead in a canal in Port Arthur, Texas, on March 18, the Port Arthur Police Department told Gay City News. Aidelen Evans was a homeless woman from Beaumont, Texas, which is approximately 20 miles from the canal in Port Arthur — at 3700 block of Savannah Avenue —…

TRANS WOMAN KILLED IN CINCINNATI AMID STRING OF RECENT MURDERS

A Black transgender woman from Clifton, Ohio, was killed early this month, marking the latest in several murders of transgender individuals in recent weeks. According to a press release from the Cincinnati Police Department, Diamond “Kyree” Sanders, 23, was shot on March 3 near the Clifton Colony Apartments at 3200 block of Morrison Avenue. Authorities…

BLACK TRANS WOMEN KILLED IN LOUISIANA & FLORIDA

Two Black transgender women, one living in Florida and another in Louisiana, were killed within the last week.  Alexus Braxton, also known as Kimmy Icon Braxton, was killed in Miami on February 4, while Fifty Bandz was shot to death in Baton Rouge on January 28. Police discovered Braxton’s body at approximately 10:31 p.m at the…

ANOTHER BLACK TRANS WOMAN KILLED IN CHICAGO

A Black transgender woman from Chicago was shot to death earlier this month, marking the second recent murder of a trans woman in the city. Davarea Alexander, 28, who was also known as Tyianna, was one of two individuals who were shot and killed near a railroad line at 817 West 75th Street, police told…

BLACK TRANS WOMAN SHOT TO DEATH IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

A Black transgender woman was found dead with a gunshot wound inside a vehicle that crashed into a detached garage in Richmond, Virginia, on November 23. It was around 5:42 a.m. three days before Thanksgiving when, Richmond police said, officers found Chae’Meshia Simms, also known as ChaeChae, dead with a gunshot wound in the driver’s…

BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN KILLED IN HOUSTON – ON TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

A Black transgender woman was found dead in Houston on November 20, Transgender Day of Remembrance, when a passerby discovered her body while walking on a road. Houston police said cops who responded to a call that Friday evening found a 22-year-old victim in the roadway at 3400 East Greenridge Drive. The victim was found…