Afro-American Transgender Women Under Attack

transgender_woman_chyna_doll_d2017-03-02_17-48-42Transgender woman Chyna Doll Dupree shot and killed in New Orleans | Mic – Dupree’s is the fifth reported killing of a transgender woman in 2017 and the third in February. Mic previously reported on the deaths of Keke Collier in Chicago and JoJo Striker in Toledo, Ohio. Feb 26, 2016 8:33 p.m.: This story has been updated to reflect the fact that Dupree went by the name Chyna Doll Dupree personally and professionally.

Louisiana: 3rd Black Transgender Woman Murdered in February | Democracy Now! – In Louisiana, news has surfaced that black transgender teenager Jaquarrius Holland was murdered last month, making her at least the third transgender woman to be killed in the state of Louisiana in February. Holland was 18 years old. She was initially misgendered in local news reports about her killing on February 19. She is at least the seventh transgender woman to be murdered in 2017.


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