Location: East Hollywood, California
Cause of Death: Stabbed to death
Date of Death: August 28, 2009
Paulina was found dead inside her apartment, she had
been stabbed to death. Paulina was 24 years old.
Location: Volgograd, Russia
Cause of Death: shot to death
Date of Death: June, 2009
Was shot to death by her boyfriend Vladmir after he discovered
that she had been born male. Kamilla was 30 years old.
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Cause of Death: his murdered body
was found on Joseph Street behind the old Club Spektrum
Date of Death: April 14, 2009
Jimmy was a drag performer whose performance name
was Image Devereux. Jimmy was 34 years old.
Location: Comayaguela, Honduras
Cause of Death: Shot 3 times in the chest and once in the head by three
unknown men driving a blue car in Barrio Guaserique, Comayaguela, near Tegucigalpa.
Date of Death: January 9, 2009
News sources believe that the killing of Cynthia Nicole may be related to her legitimate human rights activities, in particular her involvement in the defense of the rights of the transgender community.
There were 91 more reported deaths of trans people worldwide. And these are only the deaths that were reported. I am praying for the day when no trans person has to live their last moments surrounded by hatred and cruelty.