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Trans Woman Murdered in Kansas City, 19th Such Killing This Year

HeadlineSep 18, 2019

An African-American trans woman who was murdered in Kansas City, Kansas, last Friday has been identified as Ja’leyah-Jamar. She’s at least the 19th transgender person to be murdered in the U.S. this year; 13 died from gun violence, and the majority are women of color. Ja’leyah-Jamar’s killing follows the murder of 32-year-old Brooklyn Lindsey in Kansas City, Missouri, in June. Meanwhile, in Portland, Oregon, police are investigating last week’s assault of a transgender woman named Atlas Marshall as a possible hate crime. Marshall was attacked by a man shouting homophobic and transphobic slurs, leaving her with bruises on her head and knees.

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