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Thursday 6 January 2022

Transgender murdered in 2020, 2021, how many more need to sacrifice: Unheard Screams

 Last updated: 06 Jan 2022

List of Transgender we lost in the 2020s

  • 2020 – Özge Bilir, aged 25, was a Dutch trans woman of Turkish descent living in Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht. She was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend. She is the first transgender person in the Netherlands to die as a result of violence in 2020 (according to Trans United Europe).

  • 2020 – Valera (the name is changed in the report), a 46-year-old man, a janitor, was killed on February 10 in Chelyabinsk, Russia, by his dorm roommates after they learned he was a transgender man.

  • 2020 – Alexa Luciano Ruiz was fatally shot in Puerto Rico on 24 February, after an incident in a local restroom. Carmen Yulín Cruz called attention to her death before the 2020 Puerto Rico gubernatorial election. Ms. Luciano was killed while the assailant men laughed.

  • 2020 – Patsy Andrea Delgado, aged 42, was found dead on 5 March in Chihuahua City, Mexico. The police reported that she had been killed by blows to the head; a hammer with traces of blood was found near her body. The Comité de la Diversidad Sexual de Chihuahua, a local LGBT rights association, said that her killing was a hate crime.

  • 2020 – Yampi Mendez Arocho, a 19-year-old trans man, was assaulted five hours before his death and later shot and killed on 5 March in Moca, Puerto Rico.

  • 2020 – Penélope Díaz Ramírez, a 31-year-old trans woman, was beaten and hanged to death at the Bayamon correctional complex, a men's prison on 13 April in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

  • 2020 – Serena Angelique Velázquez, 32, and Layla Pelaez, 21, both transgender women, were found burned to death on 22 April in Humacao, Puerto Rico.

  • 2020 – Selena Reyes-Hernandez, 37, was fatally shot in Chicago, Illinois, on 31 May by a man she went home with, after telling him she was transgender.

  • 2020 – Brayla Stone, 17, was murdered in Arkansas in June 2020 by a man seeking to conceal his sexual relationship with her. The killer pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

  • 2020 – Ekta Joshi, ran an NGO for transgenders in Delhi with her mother, Anita. On September 5 in New Delhi, India, she had stepped out of a car when the accused [Gagan Bhardwaj (33) and Varun (19)] came on a scooter and fired multiple times at her. She had succumbed to the injuries.

  • 2020 – Michelle Michellyn Ramos Vargas, a 33-year-old trans woman, was found dead on an isolated road after being shot multiple times on 30 September in San German, Puerto Rico. She worked as a bartender and was studying to become a nurse.

  • 2021 – Ebeng Mayor, a trans man from Batasan Hills, was found raped, mutilated, and killed on 20 May 2021, after being missing for three days.

  • 2021 - On the evening of December 13, Akshitha was found injured and unconscious in Jageer Ammapalayam in Tamil Nadu's Salem. She was admitted to Salem GH, where she succumbed the next day.

Sources: newindianexpressindianexpresswikipedia |

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