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.

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


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


2020 TDoR

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


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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


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


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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


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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


 

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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


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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


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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


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


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


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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


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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


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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


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

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