Vigil Held for Houston Trans woman murdered on the TDoR

Asia Jynaé Foster
Asia Jynaé Foster / Instagram

Transgender woman Asia Jynaé Foster, 22, was shot and killed near her home on November 20, the transgender day of remembrance.

According to the Houston LGBTQI publication OutSmart which first reported her murder Asia Jynaé Foster was found with gunshot wounds at 3400 East Greenridge Drive.

Ms. Foster is the 37th US transgender woman to be violently murdered since January 1st, 2020, according to In addition, there have been 18 deaths reported during that time period due to incarceration, medical malpractice, unknown causes, and suicide.(six trans murders are listed under Purto Rico as a seperate country)

Local trans activist Dee Dee Watters has identified the victim as Asia Jynaé Foster.


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“It brings me a great deal of sadness to announce that there was a murder here in Houston of a 22-year-old Black trans woman, Asia Jynaé Foster,” Watters wrote on Facebook.

Asia Jynaé Foster was fondly remembered Sunday at a #SayHerName vigil at the Montrose Center. Those in attendance said she was a light-hearted caring woman who just last year stood with them during the 2019 TDoR.

Anyone with information about the murder of Asia Jynaé Foster should call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

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Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender