Friends and family gathered in Baltimore on Christmas day to remember Myliah Monae Mullen, a trans woman who lost her life Sunday.
Her mother surrounded by friends and family at the Ynot Lot in Station North Friday asked everyone to reach out to those they care about.
“I want people to get closer to your family,” said Myliah’s mother, Renita. “Tomorrow’s not promised. Reach out to your family. Reach out to everyone because you never know what may happen to them.”
Family members believe that Myliah Monae Mullen ended her own life, reported WMAR
“She was loved” her mother Renita Mullen surmised. In her most recent Facebook posts, Myliah had been organizing a birthday party for her mother.
Myliah’s sisters shared their thoughts on resources within the community.
“We all matter and we aren’t being heard enough,” said London Justice. “It’s really getting to me that all of our trans sisters are down here dying in the streets.”
“It’s sickening to me, it hurts,” said Tamar Jones.
Jones works with Baltimore Safe Haven, a non-profit that seeks to provide opportunities for a higher quality of life for LGBTQ members in Baltimore City who are living in survival mode.
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Rest in Peace Myliah Monae Mullen