Sad and infuriating news to report. Here’s an excerpt from the report by Mey at Autostraddle:
For the tenth time this year, that we know, a trans woman of color has been murdered in the United States. Twenty-five-year-old India Clarke was a black trans woman who lived in Tampa, Florida and was studying cosmetology. Her mother said that she “was a good-hearted person, a very loving person.” Her murdered body was found this morning in a park in her hometown.
This news comes the same week when another black trans woman, Ashley Diamond, is reported being raped in the same prison she’s been trying to escape due to safe housing concerns and another black trans woman, Megan Taylor was arrested for being black and trans. These stories have been a harsh reminder of just how little society values the lives of black trans women, even at a time when trans people are experiencing more coverage and supposedly, more acceptance, than ever before.
We simply must do more to highlight these hate crimes and the hatred, bigotry and Transphobia that fuels them. #ProtectTransLives #TransLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatter
Read the complete, original report here: