Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Transgender Day of Remembrance is Monday, November 20, 2017. It is an annual observance that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Below are the names of our trans brothers and sisters who have been murdered so far in 2017. Say them out loud, remember them. Transphobia is killing them and that must stop.

Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, 28, was found dead in her apartment in Sioux Falls, SD, on January 6, but may have been killed as early as January 1.

Mesha Caldwell, 41, what shot to death January 4 along a rural road near Canton, Miss.

Sean Ryan, 23, was killed January 6 in a police officer involved shooting in Sharon, PA.

Jojo Striker, 23 was killed by a single gunshot wound and found in a garage in Toledo, OH.

Tiara Lashaytheboss Richmond, 24, died on multiple gunshot wounds on February 21 in Chicago.

Jaquarrius Holland, 18, was shot to death on February 19 on Monroe, LA.

Chyna Gibson, 26, was shot to death on February 25 in New Orleans, LA.

Ciara McElveen, 26, was stabbed to death on February 27 in New Orleans, LA.

Alphonza Watson, 38, shot to death on March 22 in Baltimore, MD.

Chayviss “Chay” Darice Reed, 28, who was shot to death on April 21 in Miami-Dade County’s West Little River neighborhood in Florida.

Kenneth Bostick, 59, died of a severe head injury on April 25 in NYC, NY.

Sherrell Faulkner, 46, died on May 16 of injuries sustained in a November 2016 attack in Charlotte, NC.

Kenne McFadden, 26, was found murdered in the San Antonio River on April 9 in San Antonio, TX.

Kendra Adams, 28, was sound murdered on June 13 in Ithaca, NY.

Ava Le’Ray Barrin, 17, was shot to death on June 25 in Athens, GA.

Ebony Morgan, 28, died of multiple gunshot wounds on July 2 in Lynchburg, VA.

TeeTee Dangerfield, 32, was shot to death on July 31 in College Park, GA.

Gwynevere River Song, 26, was shot to death on August 12 in Waxahachie, TX.

Kashmire Redd, 28, died of several stab wounds on September 4 in Gates, NY.

Derricka Banner, 26, was found shot to death in a car on September 12 in Charlotte, NC.

Ally Steinfeld, 17, was found killed by multiple stab wounds on September 20 in Cahool, MO.

Stephanie Montez, 47, was found killed by multiple gun shots on September 28 in Robstown, TX.

Candace Towns, 30, was found shot to death on October 31 in Macon, GA.

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