Say Her Name: Three Murdered Transwomen You Should Know

Say Her Name: Three Murdered Transwomen You Should Know

Be first to like this.
Translate this Story and earn Hornet Points!

Why we’re covering this: Trans rights are the new battlefield for LGBTQ activism, and unfortunately, many trans people have lost their lives due to this struggle. 

Today, the news has come out that a Pakistani trans activist, Alesha, died from being refused treatment for her gunshot wounds. This was the third time she’d been shot.

Unfortunately, news of transgender women being murdered is common. Last year, in the United States, there were 21 reported murders; this year so far, there have been twelve reported murders.

We thought we’d honor Alesha by sharing the stories of other murdered trans women.

Mercedes Successful, 32

Related Stories

Travel Blogger Ucman Brings the Spirit of Pride to LGBTQ People in Homophobic Parts of the World 
These 5 'Hot Ones' Episodes Are Our Favorite Blend of Pop Culture and Pain
The 2nd Annual L.A. Kink Pride Kicks Off Today, Available to Live Stream All Week
Under the Cover of Night: 10 of America's Most Famous Gay Cruising Spots, Past and Present