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Two U.S. Transgender Women Murdered in First Weeks of 2018

HeadlineJan 12, 2018

In Los Angeles, transgender activists are planning a “Vigil of Resistance” this evening, after a young trans Latina woman from Honduras was found murdered on Tuesday. Police say they found the body of Viccky Gutierrez in a Pico-Union district apartment and suspected foul play. She’s the second transgender person killed so far in 2018. On January 5, transgender rights advocate Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien was found beaten and stabbed to death inside her home in North Adams, Massachusetts. Last year, at least 28 transgender people were murdered in the U.S., making it the deadliest year yet for the transgender community.

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