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Black Transgender Woman Murdered in Montgomery, Alabama

HeadlineJan 11, 2019

And in Montgomery, Alabama, an African-American transgender woman was murdered over the weekend in what the Human Rights Campaign reports was the first known act of deadly violence against a trans person in the U.S. in 2019. Thirty-one-year-old Dana Martin was found in her car in a roadside ditch with a fatal gunshot. No arrests have been made. An ACLU of Alabama spokesperson said, “Dana Martin’s death is representative of the continuing danger that transgender individuals face simply for being themselves.”

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