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US TDoR 2020: 36 Trans People Stabbed, Shot, Hung and Burned Alive

TDoR 2020

The United States ended the 2020 TDoR (Transgender Day of Remembrance) reporting period with 59 deaths the most reported since record-keeping began in 1998. 36 transgender people were victims of hate crimes, 9 deaths cause unknown, 9 suicides, 5 medical.

Updated, as news of transgender deaths trickle in.

The TDoR which is marked with solemn ceremonies on November 20, has a reporting period between October 1, an September 30. This year there were 380 reported transgender murders worldwide.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was conceived by Gwendolyn Ann Smith to memorialize the murder of transgender woman Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts on Nov. 28, 1998.

Rita Hester was brutally stabbed at least 20 times in the chest in her apartment by an unknown assailant. Her murder remains unsolved but not unheralded as reported by Edge Media. At the time of her murder activists were quoted as saying that that they could not remember a single time that a murderer was successfully prosecuted despite damning evidence.

Ms. Hester’s murder inspired San Francisco activists to launch the first Transgender Day of Remembrance in 1999, and since then the number of cities holding Day of Remembrance events has increased annually.

The “Remembering our dead” project which we cite has higher numbers than the data collated by the Trans Murder Monitoring Project published by Transgender Europe (TGEU).

This is because the Trans Lives Matters project counts transgender suicides due to social stigmatism. There has been an increase in violence targeting black trans people from Hate Groups, people that Trump unfailing defends.

The  “Remembering our dead” project also counts those who have died due to novel coronavirus complications.

This is entirely appropriate as the death toll from COVID-19 would have been cut by two thirds in the United States had the 45th president required masks at the onset of the pandemic. A practice trump still questions despite himself being a documented superspreader.

This malfeasance by trump which disproportionately impacts minorities is paramount to murder.

Related: Transgender Teen assassinated in Brazil

Each image below is linked to the corresponding report at the TDoR Info site which has in-depth information and links. For the international Transgender Day of Remembrance  Home Page Click Here


2020 TDOR
Corbin Ray Bach
Age 23
Paducah, Kentucky
Suicide. 6 Oct 2019

2020 TDoR
Christine Zephier Age 23 Mankato, Minnesota 10 Oct 2019

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Daphne Dorman
Age 44,,
San Francisco, California
Suicide. 11 Oct 2019

2020 TDoR
Brianna “BB” Hill
Age 30
Kansas City, Missouri Shot. 14 Oct 2019

Nikki Kuhnhausen
Age 17,
Larch Mountain, Oregon
Murdered. 7 Dec 2019

2020 TDoR
Angel Rose Garcia
Age 21
Hyattsville, Maryland 10 Dec 2019

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Alice Carter (“Baby Alice”)
Age 35
Washington, D. C.
18 Dec 2019

2020 TDoR
Yahira Nesby
Age 33
Brooklyn, New York (USA)
Shot. 19 Dec 2019

2020 TDoR
Mia Penny
Age 26
Washington, D.C.
Shot. 29 Dec 2019

2020 TDoR
Dustin Parker
Age 25
McAlester, Oklahoma
Shot. 1 Jan 2020

TDoR 2020
Emerald Kelliher
Age 31
Montgomery, Alabama (USA)
Suicide 3 Jan 2020

2020 TDoR
Alex McCray
Age 22
St. Louis, Missouri
Suicide. 4 Jan 2020

2020 TDoR
Camila María Concepción
Age 28
Los Angeles, California
Suicide. 21 Feb 2020

TDoR 2020
Alexa Negrón Luciano (Neulisa Luciano Ruiz)
Age 28
Toa Baja (Puerto Rico)
Shot. 24 Feb 2020

TDoR 2020
Yampi Méndez Arocho. Age 19
Moca (Puerto Rico)
Shot. 5 Mar 2020

2020 TDoR
John Scott Devore/Scottlyn Kelly Devore
Age 51
Augusta, Georgia
Murdered. 12 Mar 2020

2020 TDoR
Monica Diamond
Age 34
Charlotte, North Carolina
Shot. 18 Mar 2020

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Oliver Sasser, 21
23 Mar 2020
Louisville, Georgia
Medical

2020 TDoR
Lexi “Ebony” Sutton
Age 33
Harlem, New York
Stabbed. 28 Mar 2020

2020 TDoR
Lorena Borjas
Age 59
Queens, New York
COVID-19. 30 Mar 2020

2020 TDoR
Ashley Moore
Age 26
Newark, New Jersey
1 Apr 2020 Unknown

 

2020 TDoR
Henrietta Robinson
Age 79
Miami, Florida
COVID-19. 3 Apr 2020

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Johanna Metzger
Baltimore, Maryland
Stabbed. 11 Apr 2020

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Penelope Díaz Ramírez
Age 31
Bayamón (Puerto Rico)
Strangled and hanged. 13 Apr 2020

TDoR 2020
Layla Pelaez Sánchez
Age 21
22 Apr 2020
Humacao (Puerto Rico)
Murdered

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Serena Angelique Velázquez, Age 32
Humacao (Puerto Rico)
Murdered. 22 Apr 2020

2020 TDoR
Nina Pop
Age 28
Sikeston, Missouri
Stabbed. 3 May 2020

2020 TDoR
Helle Jae O’Regan
Age 20
San Antonio, Texas 
Stabbed. 6 May 2020

2020 TDoR
Jayne Thompson
Age 33
Orchard Mesa, Colorado
Shot. 9 May 2020

2020 TDoR
Tony McDade
Age 38
Tallahassee, Florida
Shot. 27 May 2020

2020 TDoR
Selena Reyes-Hernandez
Age 37
Marquette Park, Chicago, Illinois
Shot. 31 May 2020

2020 TDoR
Age 16-20
Chicago, Illinois
6 Jun 2020

TDoR 2020
Riah Milton Age 25
9 Jun 2020
Liberty Township, Cincinnati, Ohio (USA)
Shot

2020 TDoR
Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells
Age 27 (born 30 Jul 1992)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stabbed and dismembered. 9 Jun 2020

2020 TDoR
Brian Powers (“Eagle”)
Akron, Ohio
Shot. 13 Jun 2020

2020 TDoR
Brayla Stone
Age 17
Sherwood, Arkansas
Shot. 25 Jun 2020

2020 TDoR
Draya McCarty
Age 28
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
30 Jun 2020

2020 TDoR
Merci Mack
Age 22 (born 9 Apr 1998)
Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas
Shot. 30 Jun 2020

2020 TDoR
Tatiana Hall
Age 22
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Murdered. 30 Jun 2020

2020 TDoR
Shaki Peters
Age 32
Amite City, Louisiana
Shot. 1 Jul 2020

2020 TDoR
Bree Black
Age 27
Pompano Beach, Florida
Shot. 3 Jul 2020

2020 TDoR
Summer Taylor
Age 24
Seattle, Washington
Run over. 4 Jul 2020

2020 TDoR
Angela Martinez Gómez
Age 42
Santa Monica, California
COVID-19. 6 Jul 2020

2020 TDoR
Marilyn Monroe Cazares
Age 22
Brawley, California Stabbed and burned. 13 Jul 2020

2020 TDoR
Tiffany Harris (“Dior H Ova”)
Age 32
The Bronx, New York
Stabbed. 26 Jul 2020

2020 TDoR
Queasha Hardy
Age 24
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Shot. 27 Jul 2020

2020 TDoR
Aja Raquell Rhone-Spears (“Rocky Rhone”)
Age 32
Portland, Oregon
Stabbed. 28 Jul 2020

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Janelle Ariana Briscoe
Age 23
7 Aug 2020
Smiths, Alabama
Suicide

2020 TDoR
Kee Sam
Age 24
Lafayette, Louisiana
Shot. 13 Aug 2020

2020 TDoR
Shelley Lynn Rose
Age 16 (born 28 Oct 2003)
Suicide. 26 Aug 2020

TDoR 2020
Rukia Isis Bemer
Age 22
30 Aug 2020
Lakewood, Ohio
Suicide
Lea Rayshon Daye
Lea Rayshon Daye
30 Aug 2020
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Died in custody

2020 TDoR
Elie Che
Age 23
The Bronx, New York
Drowned. 31 Aug 2020

2020 TDoR
Isabella Mia Lofton
Age 21
Brooklyn, New York Cause unknown. 7 Sep 2020

2020 TDoR
Gia Valentina Romualdo Rodríguez
Age 46
Miami, Florida
Cosmetic filler complications. 15 Sep 2020

2020 TDoR
Aerrion Burnett
Age 37
Independence, Missouri
Shot. 19 Sep 2020

2020 TDoR
Mia Green
Age 29
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Shot. 28 Sep 2020

TDoR 2020
Michellyn Ramos Vargas Age 35 San Germán (Puerto Rico) Shot. 30 Sep 2020

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.
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