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Transgender Day of Visibility 2018: This is how many trans people have been killed in the past year

Josh Jackman March 31, 2018

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Every year, on International Transgender Day of Visibility, it’s important to celebrate the successes, progress and achievements of trans people and trans rights.

But it’s also important to look at the setbacks and tragedies that have lined the way, to show how much progress still needs to be made, and how important that work is.

In that spirit, PinkNews is looking at how many trans people have been killed since the last TDoV.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 25:  Protestors demonstrate during a rally against the transgender bathroom rights repeal at Thomas Paine Plaza February 25, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Rallies are also being held across the country in support of the Affordable Health Care Act.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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Since March 31 last year, at least 190 trans people have been murdered.

This number, though it was put together with help from the Trans Murder Monitoring Project and the Transgender Day of Remembrance, is still almost certainly a conservative estimate, as reporting is imperfect in this area.

Even in the US, many trans victims are still misgendered by police, especially in their initial reports.

(HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo by HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

And sure, numbers are just numbers. But they also help to build a picture of the global state of affairs when it comes to trans people.

And though any amount of murders is bad, the fact that – on average – one trans person has been murdered every two days is horrific.

The world is still a dangerous place for trans people.

Activists In Chicago Rally For Transgender Protections
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In October, the chief executive of Stonewall, Ruth Hunt, said that the UK was an “unsafe, unwelcoming and frightening place for trans people”.

One trans person has been killed here over the past 12 months. If the UK is unsafe, what does that make the US, where 15 trans people were murdered? Or Mexico, which has seen at least 33 trans deaths?

These numbers should emphasise the necessity of continuing the fight to make trans people equal in the eyes of the law.

April: 31 killed

Brazil
Name unknown
Acara, Brazil
2-Apr-17
Beaten

Name unknown
Campo Grande, Brazil
3-Apr-17
Not reported

R. Félix da Silva
Guarariba, Brazil
4-Apr-17
Shot to death

Bianka Gonçalves
Primavera do Leste, Brazil
7-Apr-17
Shot to death

Camila
Sao Jose do Campos, Brazil
10-Apr-17
Beaten

Vitoria Castro
Araguaina, Brazil
10-Apr-17
Beaten

Hérica Izidório
Fortaleza, Brazil
12-Apr-17
Beaten

Name unknown
Curitiba, Brazil
12-Apr-17
Beaten

Gaby
Feira de Santana, Brazil
12-Apr-17
Shot to death

Name unknown
Itabuna, Brazil
16-Apr-17
Shot to death

Samilly Guimarães
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
20-Apr-17
Shot to death

Marooni
Belem, Brazil
22-Apr-17
Stabbed

A. Ribeiro Marcossone
Curitiba, Brazil
23-Apr-17
Shot over 25 times

Eloá Silva
Joao Pessoa, Brazil
27-Apr-17
Shot multiple times

Name unknown
Barcarena, Brazil
29-Apr-17
Stabbed

Uilca
Vitoria de Santo Antao, Brazil
29-Apr-17
Shot to death

Layza Mello
Vilha Velha, Brazil
30-Apr-17
Shot to death

Name unknown
Belem, Brazil
30-Apr-17
Shot to death

Samaielly
Lauro de Freitas, Brazil
30-Apr-17
Shot to death

Chile
Vanessa Valenzuela
Viña del Mar, Region Valparaiso, Chile
28-Apr-17
Beaten with hammers and sticks by five people who yelled “kill the fag.”

Honduras
Sherlyn Montoya
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
4-Apr-17
Tortured; her body was discovered in a bag

Tato Eduardo Ayestas
El Paraíso, Honduras
23-Apr-17
Stabbed multiple times

India
Shama
Tej Mohan Nagar, India
30-Apr-17
Stabbed

Mexico
Yadira Lopez Marroquin
Monterrey, Mexico
16-Apr-17
asphyxiated

Monse Morga Javier
Guerrero, Mexico
17-Apr-17
Shot to death

Yadira López Marroquín
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
18-Apr-17
Strangled

Pakistan
Sitara
Sialkot, Pakistan
9-Apr-17
Shot to death

Philippines
Jheayn
Metro Manilla, Philippines
10-Apr-17
Beaten

US
Kenne McFadden
San Antonio, Texas, USA
9-Apr-17
Drowned

Chay “Juicy” Reed
Miami, Florida, USA
21-Apr-17
Shot to death

May: 28 killed

Brazil
Sophia Castro
Contagem, Brazil
3-May-17
Cause unclear

C. A. Lima da Silva
Monhangape, Brazil
6-May-17
Shot to death

R. C. Silva Pereira
Barretos, Brazil
7-May-17
Deliberately struck by a vehicle

Thadeu Nascimento
Grande do Retiro, Brazil
7-May-17
Shot and beaten

Jennifer
Itaitinga, Brazil
9-May-17
Shot multiple times

Fernanda
Ponta Grossa, Brazil
10-May-17
Shot

Chaiane
Cachoeira do Sul, Brazil
13-May-17
Stabbed

Ketlin
Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil
13-May-17
Stabbed

Name unknown
Fortaleza, Brazil
13-May-17
Stabbed

Name unknown
Morro Agudo, Brazil
15-May-17
Beaten to death

Pâmela
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
21-May-17
Stabbed to death

Lalá
Feira de Santana, Brazil
25-May-17
Shot to death

Grace Kelly
Lauro de Freitas, Brazil
25-May-17
Suffocated

Joyce Jane Padilha
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
26-May-17
dismembered

Sheila Medeiros
Tres Pontas, Brazil
29-May-17
Cause not reported

Laryrssa Moura
Governador Valadares, Brazil
31-May-17
Shot in the back

Colombia
Mafe Rojas Camilo
Tolima, Colombia
3-May-17
Tortured, beaten, shot

Andrea Chaguendo Suárez
Cali, Colombia
31-May-17
Stabbed

El Salvador
Name unknown
Ilopango, El Salvador
20-May-17
Shot to death

Malaysia
Name unknown
Flat Sri Plateau, Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Cheras, Malaysia
5-May-17
Exact cause not reported. Was found in her apartment, bound

Mexico
Name unknown
Michoacan, Mexico
4-May-17
Stabbed to death

Ivanna Landuchy
Tamaulipas, Mexico
12-May-17
Shot

Jennifer López
Guerrero, Mexico
20-May-17
Stabbed to death

Caricia
Guerrero, Mexico
26-May-17
Shot

Name unknown
Guerrero, Mexico
28-May-17
stoned to death

US
Mx. Bostick
New York, New York, USA
4-May-17
Attacked with a metal pipe on the 24th of April.

Sherrell Faulkner
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
16-May-17
Passed away from injuries sustained in a November 30th, 2016 attack

Venezuela
Alejandra Diaz
Baruta, Venezuela
25-May-17
Shot

June: 27 killed

Argentina
Cindy Crawford Revlon
Buenos Aires, Argentina
1-Jun-17
Decapitated

Brazil
Natasha
Castanhal, Brazil
5-Jun-17
Multiple gunshot wounds

A. Alves Nascimento
Criciúma, Brazil
5-Jun-17
Shot to death

Natasha
Varginha, Brazil
6-Jun-17
Shot multiple times

Name unknown
Salvador, Brazil
10-Jun-17
Shot in the neck, belly, shoulder, and back.

Renata Vieira
Uberlândia, Brazil
14-Jun-17
Beaten to death

E. Shyne
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
15-Jun-17
Tortured

Julhão Petruk
Fortaleza, Brazil
15-Jun-17
Shot multiple times

Name unknown
Caraguatatuba, Brazil
16-Jun-17
Stabbed

Bárbara
Maceió, Brazil
18-Jun-17
Struck by a vehicle

Name unknown
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
19-Jun-17
Shot to death

Camily Victoria
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
22-Jun-17
Shot to death

Denise
Aracaju, Brazil
24-Jun-17
Shot to death

C. Barroso de Oliveira
Ananindeua, Brazil
24-Jun-17
Shot to death

Nicolly Santos
Vitória de Santo Antão, Brazil
24-Jun-17
Stabbed multiple times

Ney Oliveira
Apuarema, Brazil
25-Jun-17
Stabbed to death

Salomé Bracho
São Luís do Curu, Brazil
25-Jun-17
Shot to death

Tabata Brandão
Rondonópolis, Brazil
25-Jun-17
Shot to death

Carla
Maceió, Brazil
28-Jun-17
Stabbed to death

Dominican Republic
Jessica Rubi Mori
La Romana, Dominican Republic
3-Jun-17
Dismembered

Mexico
Name unknown
Puebla, Mexico
1-Jun-17
Exact cause not reported. Discovered bound with a bag over her head.

Fernanda/Tavita Montes
Colima, Mexico
4-Jun-17
Asphyxiation

Denisse de León
Ciudad Victoria, Mexico
10-Jun-17
Shot to death

Kenya
Estado de Mexico, Mexico
18-Jun-17
Cause not reported

Adriana Cruz Serrano
Veracruz, Mexico
20-Jun-17
Shot to death

Philippines
J. R. P. Mangalili
Bulacan, Philippines
2-Jun-17
Deliberately struck by vehicle

US
Kendra Adams, aka Josie Berrios and Kimbella Rosé
Ithaca, New York, USA
13-Jun-17
Murdered and burnt

July: 31 killed

Argentina
Pamela Tabarez
Rosario, Argentina
25-Jul-17
Shot multiple times

Brazil
Lola
Sorriso, Brazil
2-Jul-17
Cause not reported

Rayane
Fortaleza, Brazil
2-Jul-17
Shot

Larissa
Fortaleza, Brazil
2-Jul-17
Multiple gunshot wounds

Vicky Spears
Diadema, Brazil
3-Jul-17
Shot

Anna Sophia
João Pessoa, Brazil
8-Jul-17
Shot in the head

Bruna dos Santos
Pelotas, Brazil
9-Jul-17
Beaten and shot

Cauã
Porto Alegre, Brazil
9-Jul-17
Shot

Thalia
Rio Verde, Brazil
14-Jul-17
Shot

Sophia
Campo Mourão, Brazil
17-Jul-17
Stabbed to death

Michele
Caxias, Brazil
17-Jul-17
Shot

Leona Albuquerque
Salvador, Brazil
17-Jul-17
Shot multiple times

Camila Guedes
Monte Mor, Brazil
20-Jul-17
Stabbed

Gil Pereia da Costa
Rio Branco, Brazil
20-Jul-17
Shot twice

Gabriela Sousa
Maracanaú, Brazil
21-Jul-17
Shot

E. A. da Silva
Maceio, Brazil
21-Jul-17
Shot

Name unknown
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
22-Jul-17
Stabbed to death

Natalia Pimentel
Várzea Grande, Brazil
25-Jul-17
run over multiple times

Aurinete
Patos do Piauí, Brazil
31-Jul-17
Stabbed

Colombia
Juliana Orrego Monsalve
Valle de Cauc, Colombia
2-Jul-17
Shot multiple times

Dominican Republic
Carolina Alexis Zapata
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
22-Jul-17
beat over the head with a stick

India
Kajal
Patna, India
29-Jul-17
Throat slit

Mexico
Name unknown
Sinaloa, Mexico
1-Jul-17
Shot

Name unknown
Estado de Mexico, Mexico
4-Jul-17
Shot

Yadira Lopez Marroquin
Puebla, Mexico
6-Jul-17
Stabbed

Claudia Muñoz García
Altamirano, Mexico
15-Jul-17
Hit by a car

Name unknown
Reynosa, Mexico
17-Jul-17
Beaten with a stone

Name unknown
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
27-Jul-17
Shot to death

Name unknown
Morelos, Mexico
30-Jul-17
Shot to death

US
Ebony Morgan
Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
2-Jul-17
Multiple gunshot wounds

Venezuela
Name unknown
Venezuela, Venezuela
29-Jul-17
Not reported

August: 28 killed

Argentina
Eyelen
Tucuman, Argentina
18-Aug-17
Beaten

Brazil
Name unknown
João Pessoa, Brazil
1-Aug-17
Shot in the head.

Mary Monttila
Palmeira dos Índios, Brazil
2-Aug-17
Stabbed

Charliane
Itabuna, Brazil
2-Aug-17
Shot

Bruna Laclose
Pinheiro Machado, Brazil
6-Aug-17
Stabbed

Paulinha
Palmares, Brazil
8-Aug-17
Stabbed

T. J. Gomes da Silva
João Pessoa, Brazil
12-Aug-17
Shot

Dianna
Limoeiro, Brazil
18-Aug-17
Shot

Evelin Ferrari
Caruaru, Brazil
22-Aug-17
Shot

Lilly
Cachoeira, Brazil
27-Aug-17
Shot to death

Colombia
Malvilis Trujillo
Tolima, Colombia
27-Aug-17
Not reported

Costa Rica
Kenicha
Pococí, Costa Rica
15-Aug-17
Asphyxiation

El Salvador
Misty
Usulutan, El Salvador
27-Aug-17
Strangled

Mexico
La Chapopota
Puebla, Mexico
13-Aug-17
Blunt force trauma to the head

Cristal
Morelos, Mexico
13-Aug-17
Shot to death

Name unknown
Morelos, Mexico
20-Aug-17
Multiple gunshot wounds

Name unknown
Chihuahua, Mexico
21-Aug-17
Not specified

La Peluchina
Colima, Mexico
23-Aug-17
Throat slit

Name unknown
Acapulco, Mexico
27-Aug-17
Shot to death

Name unknown
Durango, Mexico
27-Aug-17
Beaten

Name unknown
Chihuahua, Mexico
31-Aug-17
not reported; discovered with a bag over her head

Pakistan
Sufaid
Nowshera, Pakistan
14-Aug-17
Shot to death

Chanda Sharmeeli
Karachi, Pakistan
30-Aug-17
Shot to death

South Africa
Sihle
Eastern Cape, South Africa
6-Aug-17
Stabbed

US
TeeTee Dangerfield
College Park, Georgia, USA
1-Aug-17
Multiple gunshot wounds.

Gwynevere River Song
Waxahachie, Texas, USA
12-Aug-17
Shot

Kiwi Herring
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
22-Aug-17
Shot by police

Venezuela
Name unknown
Chiquinquira, Venezuela
20-Aug-17
Beaten and stabbed

September: 31 killed

Brazil
Daniele Jesus Lafon
Poços de Caldas, Brazil
2-Sep-17
Stabbed with a pair of scissors

Flávia
Santos, Brazil
3-Sep-17
Shot

Rai
Petrolândia, Brazil
3-Sep-17
Stoned to death

Ana Carolina Nascimento
Araraquara, Brazil
5-Sep-17
Beaten to death

Nicole
Sorriso, Brazil
5-Sep-17
Stabbed

Alessandra
São Paulo, Brazil
7-Sep-17
Shot

Bruna Monteiro
Taguatinga Sul, Brazil
8-Sep-17
Shot to death

Lorane
Camocim de São Felix, Brazil
9-Sep-17
Shot

Larissa Paiva
Serra, Brazil
14-Sep-17
Serra, Brazil

Safira
Salvador, Brazil
15-Sep-17
Shot to death

Name unknown
Camaçari, Brazil
16-Sep-17
Shot

Ana Coutti
Cabo Frio, Brazil
18-Sep-17
Multiple gunshot wounds

Kaleane
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
20-Sep-17
Shot in the head

Spencer
Campinas, Brazil
23-Sep-17
Beaten and stabbed

D.R.P.
Campinas, Brazil
24-Sep-17
Stabbed to death

Pâmela
Moreilândia, Brazil
25-Sep-17
Shot and beaten

Danhy Zn
Leme, Brazil
25-Sep-17
Not specified

Rayssa
Uberaba, Brazil
26-Sep-17
Shot twice

Lu Brasil
Altamira, Brazil
26-Sep-17
Cut and strangled

Renatha Lemos
Nova Mamoré, Brazil
30-Sep-17
Burned

Natália
Fortaleza, Brazil
30-Sep-17
Shot

Canada
Sisi Thibert
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
18-Sep-17
Stabbed to death

Mexico
Mendez Cuevas
Durango, Mexico
1-Sep-17
not reported

Name unknown
Estado de Mexico, Mexico
1-Sep-17
Not specified

Manuela
Fresnillo, Mexico
3-Sep-17
Stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver

Brenda Murillo Alba
Baja California Norte, Mexico
12-Sep-17
Stabbed

Name unknown
Chihuahua, Mexico
19-Sep-17
Shot to death

The Netherlands
Bianca
Arnhem, The Netherlands
29-Sep-17
Stabbed more than 20 times

US
Derricka Banner
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
12-Sep-17
Shot to death

Ally Lee Steinfeld
Licking, Missouri, USA
21-Sep-17
Ally was stabbed, including wounds to the genitals

Scout Schultz
Georgia Tech, Georgia, USA
The 21-year-old fourth-year student president of Georgia Tech’s LGBT society who identified as non-binary, was shot dead by a campus police officer.

October: 2 killed

US
Stephanie Montez
Robstown, Texas, USA
26-Oct-17
Multiple gunshot wounds

Candace Towns.
Macon, Georgia, USA
31-Oct-17
Shot to death

November: 3 killed

Italy
Unnamed trans woman
Rome, Italy
10-Nov-17
Stabbed to death

Pakistan
Unnamed trans woman
Peshawar, Pakistan
Shot dead

US
Brooklyn BreYanna Stevenson, 31
27-Nov-17
Oklahoma City
A black transgender woman who was found murdered in a motel room. Family describe Stevenson as “an amazing daughter, sister and friend with a giving and loving heart.”

December: 1 killed

US
Brandi Seals, 26
13-Dec-17
Houston, Texas
A black transgender woman who was found shot to death.

January: 2 killed

US
Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien, 42
5-Jan-18
Found dead in her home.

Viccky Gutierrez, 33
10-Jan-18
A transgender woman from Honduras was stabbed and had her body set ablaze inside her Los Angeles home.

February: 4 killed

Zakaria Fry, 28
Went missing in New Mexico in mid-January. Her body was later found 40 miles outside of Albuquerque on February 19.

Tonya Harvey, 35
She was fatally shot on February 6 in Buffalo, New York.

Celine Walker, 36
Fatally shot in a hotel room on February 4 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Phylicia Mitchell, 45
Shot and killed outside her home on February 23 in Cleveland, Ohio.

March: 3 killed

UK
Naomi Hersi, 36
18-Mar-18
She was found stabbed to death in a hotel room.

US
Amia Tyrae Berryman, 28, was fatally shot at a local motel on March 26 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Pakistan
An unnamed woman was shot dead on March 27.

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