Family and friends held a vigil for Kiki Fantroy, a transgender woman who was murdered last week. A year-old was arrested in her killing. NBC 6's Jamie Guirola reports.
Police have charged a Detroit man with murdering three people — two gay men and a transgender woman — in what authorities say was an anti-gay attack over Memorial Day weekend. Robinson was charged Thursday with three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of assault with intent to kill. Knott referred to the recent spate of murders of black trans women across the country, which she called an "unfortunate epidemic that we have not figured out a way to address.
During Wednesday night's Democratic primary debate, candidate Cory Booker called attention to the alarming murder rate of black transgender womenafter moderators pressed a fellow candidate on her previous opposition of LGBTQ issues. Tulsi Gabbard said she's changed course on LGBTQ rights since she previously worked to oppose same sex marriagesomething she highlighted when she singed on to the introduction of the Equality Act to stop discrimination against LGBTQ people in March. But Booker said a shift in opinion is not enough.
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Wednesday night dozens filled Mildred Dunn Park in south Dallas for a candlelight vigil remembering the life of Muhlaysia Booker. Dallas police say the year-old died from an apparent gunshot wound early Saturday morning. As they look for the person responsible, family and friends came together to share memories and lean on one another for support.
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Records show Watson is in foster care. More Related Headlines Prideline holds vigil for transgender woman killed in Miami-Dade Fatal shooting of transgender woman raises fears for trans community Crime Stoppers seeks information about shooting that left transgender woman dead The year-old transgender woman died July 31 after an early morning shooting near her home. Fantroy was the 13th transgender woman killed this year in the U.
The other two defendants pleaded guilty or no contest to voluntary manslaughter. In at least one of the trials, a "trans panic defense"—an extension of the gay panic defense —was employed. Araujo was born Edward Araujo, Jr.
By Natalie O'Neill. August 9, pm Updated August 10, am. Jordan was probably one of the sweetest people you would ever meet, a true saint, but he was also very scared constantly.