💔 Mesha Campbell, age 41, shot to death in the road, Mississippi💔 Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, age 28, homicide, South Dakota
💔 JoJo Striker, age 23, death by single gunshot wound to the chest, Ohio
💔 Keke Collier (aka Tiara Richmond), age 24, shot to death while sitting in a car with a man, Chicago
💔 Chyna Gibson, age 31, shot to death outside a shopping center, New Orleans
💔 Ciara McElveen, age 21, stabbed, dragged out of a vehicle, had her head slammed against the pavement, and then ran over and left for dead, New Orleans
💔 Jaquarius Holland, age 18, shot to death in the road, Louisiana
The first 7 transgender women murdered in 2017, most of them black.
South Dakota is working to put an anti-transgender bathroom bill before voters in 2018. South Dakota’s state hate crime laws do not include protections for sexual orientation or gender identity.
Under 45s administration, many states are doing the same, or seeking to put forth “religious freedom” laws that promise things like: the state government will not punish people who refuse to provide services to people because of a religious opposition to same-sex marriage, extramarital sex, or transgender people.
It’s only barely three months into 2017.
#SayHerName because so many people refuse to do that when it comes to trans women especially, and when laws are passed that say trans women are male and must use the men’s bathrooms, or when laws are made that deny trans people from getting the health care that they desperately need, trans women who get murdered end up being misgendered or completely erased.
copy/paste to share this message… Everyone must say their names.