Second Black Transgender Woman Murdered in South Carolina in Two Weeks

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Transgender rights activists protest the recent killings of three transgender women, Muhlaysia Booker, Claire Legato, and Michelle Washington, during a rally at Washington Square Park in New York, U.S., May 24, 2019. (Reuters)

The transgender community is mourning the loss of another member after a Black trans woman was killed in South Carolina. 

Pebbles LaDime “Dime” Doe, 24, was murdered in Allendale County, South Carolina on August 4. Doe’s murder comes just two weeks after Denali Berries Stuckey, also a Black transgender woman, was fatally shot in North Charleston on July 20. 

Initial reports misgendered and misnamed Doe, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) said. The LGBTQ civil rights organization said that Doe is the 14th Black transgender woman to be killed in the United States in 2019. 

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) spokeswoman Kathryn Richardson told The State a passerby discovered Doe’s body in a vehicle on August 4….

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