THREE MORE TRANS AMERICANS HAVE BECOME HOMICIDE VICTIMS

From left: Trans Americans recently lost to violence include Queasha Hardy and Brian Powers; no photo was available of the third victim, Tiffany Harris. Two more transgender women have become homicide victims this week, and it’s also been reported that a trans man was shot to death in June. Tiffany Harris, 32, was stabbed to…

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN DEATH OF TRANS WOMAN MERCI MACK

A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder in the case of Merci Mack, 22, a Black transgender woman who was shot to death at an apartment complex in Dallas July 30. Dallas police arrested Angelo Walker last Wednesday, The Dallas Morning News reports. He was being held in the Dallas County Jail, with bail set at $900,000. A…

THREE MORE TRANS AMERICANS KILLED; ANOTHER HOSPITALIZED FOR INJURIES

Violence against transgender Americans is continuing unabated, with two homicides, one mysterious death, and a brutal assault reported in the past few days. Bree Black, a 27-year-old Black trans woman, was shot to death in her hometown of Pompano Beach, Fla., Friday night, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. She was found lying on the ground and…

BLACK TRANS WOMAN MERCI MACK SHOT DEATH IN DALLAS

Merci Mack, a 22-year-old Black transgender woman, was found shot to death Tuesday in Dallas. A passerby called police and emergency personnel after noticing Mack lying unresponsive in the parking lot of an apartment complex about 6:15 a.m., TV station KXAS reports. Dallas Fire-Rescue workers pronounced her dead at the scene. Neighbors had heard gunshots in the…

TWO KANSAS CITY COPS CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING TRANSGENDER WOMAN

Two police officers in Kansas City, Mo., have been charged with assaulting a transgender woman while arresting her in May 2019. The officers, Matthew Brummett and Charles Prichard, were arresting Brianna Hill after she got into an argument at a beauty supply store, the Associated Press reports. Hill was murdered in October of last year, shot to death at…

TRANS WOMAN MURDERED IN ATTACK ON SAN ANTONIO BARBERSHOP

A transgender woman was killed in an attack on a barbershop preparing to reopen in San Antonio last week. The victim, Helle Jae O’Regan, 20, was at Diesel Barbershop last Wednesday with two other employees, getting it ready for a planned Friday reopening, the San Antonio Current reports. The shop was locked, but one of the employees…

TRANSGENDER WOMAN JA’LEYAH-JAMAR MURDERED IN KANSAS

The 19th reported murder of a transgender American this year took place Friday in Kansas City, Kan., according to local activists. Kansas City police and local media have identified the victim, who was shot to death, as a 20-something man and used a male name, but friends, relatives, and activists have posted on social media that she…