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Tue Jul 23, 2019, 06:27 PM

Denali Stuckey Is the 12th Trans Woman of Color Killed in the U.S. This Year

When 29-year-old Denali Berries Stuckey’s body was discovered at the side of a South Carolina road over the weekend, she became the 12th trans woman of color murdered in the U.S. this year, the latest in a grim trend in the trans community. North Charleston police said they found Stuckey’s body at 4:05 a.m. Saturday with a gunshot wound, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials are still looking for a suspect and a motive for the murder.

Stuckey is one of more than 140 trans women killed in the U.S. since 2013, according to the Human Rights Campaign; two-thirds of them were black. She's also the 12th trans woman murdered in 2019, all of whom have been women of color. More often than not, these crimes go unsolved, with just 42 percent of investigations into the murders of trans people resulting in an arrest, according to the FBI.

The growing violence against the trans community is becoming increasingly harder to ignore. Last month, this trend made the national stage during the Democratic presidential candidates' debate when New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker shed light on it.

“We do not talk enough about trans Americans, especially African-American trans Americans and the incredibly high rates of murder right now,” Booker said. “We need a president who will fight to protect LGBTQ Americans every single day from violence."

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/zmppzy/denali-stuckey-is-the-12th-trans-woman-of-color-killed-in-the-us-this-year

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