This is a living document and will be updated when I get updates. (This is not a complete list, but if you know more that are not listed, leave a comment or send me a message.) I will try to be worldwide with this list. (So I recently read an article that said in 2015-2016 more than 123 trans people were killed in Brazil alone, so chances are, this will not be a complete list at all. But I beg you to send me information of deaths when you have some).
May all these people rest in peace & power.
As most of you know (or don’t know), 2016 had the highest trans death rate with around 24 transgender murders (in the US). This year, 2017 isn’t off to a great start.
1st transperson killed (in the US): Misha Caldwell, 41 years old, was found shot to death.
Update: Sean Hake, a 23 year old transman was killed by a police officer. Hake was the 3rd transperson (in the US) to be killed this year.
Update: Symone Marie Jones, 19 years old, was killed due to an unlicensed plastic surgery procedure. (4th trans death in the US)
Update: On February 8, 2017 another transwoman, JoJo Striker, was murderd. No motives are known, but her parents suspect it to be a hate crime. (5th trans death in the US)
Update: 2 Salvadorian transwomen, Yasuri & Daniela, on Feburary 18, 2017
Update: Keke Collier, a 24 year old transgender woman was shot to death in Chicago. Making her the 6th transperson (in the US) to die this year.
Update: Sameera Krishman, a 27 year old transgender woman was brutally murdered in the Malaysian East Coast. Cops don’t suspect it to be a hate crime. She is the 7th transperson (in the US) to die this year.
Update: Jaquarrius Holland was only 18 when she passed away. Police misidentified her so it took a while for people to find out. She is the 8th transperson in the US to die this year.
Update: Chyna Gibson, a well known entertainer, was shot and killed while she was in New Orleans. She is the 9th transperson in the US to die this year.
Update: 2 days after Chyna Gibson was murdered, another transwoman, Ciara McElveen, was also murdered in New Orleans. She is the 10th transperson in the US to die this year.
Update: Amna & Meeno were tortured and killed by Saudi Arabian police officers. They were arrested as well as 33 other transwomen.
Update: Dandara dos Santos, a transwoman in Brazil, was beaten to death. She was 42 years old.
Update: Alphonza Watson, 38 years old, found dead after being shot. Not much is known except that an argument may have taken place before she was shot. She is the 11th transperson in the US to die this year.
Update: Chay Reed 12th transperson in the US to pass away this year. Possibly the 9th transwoman of color to pass away (idk I’m losing count) but that’s what the media says so let’s roll with it.