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…

PAIR OF SHOOTINGS TARGET BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMEN IN PENNSYLVANIA

The rash of gun violence targeting Black transgender women nationwide has recently swept through Pennsylvania, where one woman is clinging to her life after she was shot 16 times by police officers in Reading and another woman was shot to death in Philadelphia. The most recent incident involved the late 29-year-old Mia Green, who was…

LIL NAS X LEADS QUEER ARTISTS @ GRAMMYS

He came with pink leather and left with gold hardware! Out gay rapper Lil Nas X, sporting a pink western-inspired Versace outfit complete with a harness, snagged two Grammy awards on January 26 as he continued to ride the wave of his hit debut song “Old Town Road.” The 20-year-old artist and his sidekick Billy…