Met 24 transgender moorden is 2016 het dodelijkste jaar ooit voor transmensen in de VS.
Met nog 6 weken te gaan is het trieste record van 2015 waarbij 21 transmensen de dood vonden gebroken.
Het gaat in alle gevallen om transvrouwen met een donkere huidskleur volgens de GLAAD inventarisatie.
Het aantal dodelijke slachtoffers is waarschijnlijk hoger omdat in de politie rapporten, media en informatie van familie niet altijd duidelijk is of het om transgender mensen gaat.
Hieronder de complete lijst slachtoffers die te vinden is op de website van GayStar News
• Monica Loera of Austin, Texas murdered January 22. She was 43 years old.
• Jasmine Sierra of Bakersfield, California murdered January 22. She was 52 years old.
• Kayden Clarke of Mesa, Arizona killed on February 4. He was 24 years old.
• Veronica Banks Cano of San Antonio, Texas found dead on February 19. She was in her mid-30s.
• Maya Young of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania murdered on February 21. She was 25 years old.
• Demarkis Stansberry of Baton Rouge, Louisiana murdered on February 27. He was 30 years old.
• Kedarie/Kandicee Johnson of Burlington, Iowa murdered on March 2. They were 16 years old.
• Quartney Davia Dawsonn-Yochum of Los Angeles, California murdered on March 23. She was 32 years old.
• Shante Isaac of Houston, Texas murdered on April 10. She was 34 years old.
• Keyonna Blakeney of Rockville, Maryland murdered on April 16. She was 22 years old.
• Tyreece Walker of Wichita, Kansas murdered on May 1. She was 32 years old.
• Mercedes Successful of Haines City, Florida murdered on May 15. She was 32 years old.
• Amos Beede of Burlington, Vermont murdered on May 25. He was 38 years old.
• Goddess Diamond of New Orleans, Louisiana murdered on June 5. She was 20 years old.
• Deeniquia Dodds of Washington D.C. murdered on July 13. She was 22 years old.
• Dee Whigam of Shubuta, Mississippi murdered on July 23. She was 25 years old.
• Skye Mockabee of Cleveland, Ohio murdered on July 30. She was 26 years old.
• Erykah Tijerina of El Paso, Texas murdered on August 8. She was 36 years old.
• Rae’Lynn Thomas of Columbus, Ohio murdered on August 10. She was 28 years old.
• T.T. of Chicago, Illinois killed on September 11. She was thought to be in her mid-twenties
• Crystal Edmonds of Baltimore, Maryland killed on September 16. She was 32 years old.
• Jazz Alford of North Carolina killed on September 23. She was 30 years old.
• Brandi Bledsoe of Cleveland, Ohio killed on October 12. She was 32 years old.
• Noony Norwood of Richmond, Virginia killed on November 5. She was 30 years old.
Foto: het eerste slachtoffer in 2016 Monica Loera.
Bron: GayStar News 10 november 2016 by Greg Hernandez