President Donald Trump has outdone himself yet again. In a string of tweets released this morning, he announced that the U.S. military will not allow transgender individuals from enlisting.
Eyricka King, a transgender woman, had tried multiple times to get a letter out to her mother Kelly Harrison detailing her horrific experiences in prison. Her story has now gone viral after Harrison recorded a video reading from King’s letter and speaking on her daughters behalf.
Ava Le’Ray Barrin is the 14th reported transgender murder victim of 2017. She’s also the youngest to date in a crime trend that disproportionately affects transgender women of color.
Baltimore police are investigating the shooting death of Alphonza Watson, a 38-year-old Black trans woman.
Jaquarrius Holland, 18, was shot and killed in Louisiana after a verbal altercation on Feb. 19. Due to being misgendered by the media and local authorities, Holland wasn’t listed as transgender until family and friends corrected them.
Ciara McElveen was fatally stabbed in New Orleans 7th Ward on Monday, making her the second transgender woman to be killed in the city since Saturday. Just a few days earlier, Chyna Doll Dupree was found fatally shot outside of a clothing store.
McElveen’s death makes here the sixth reported transgender murder victim of 2017.