We are a few weeks away from the 2018 TDOR, and as many of you are aware of, I have been keeping track of the trans people we have lost to anti-trans violence since New Year’s Day and we first heard about Christa Leigh Steele Knudslein’s death.
As of this writing, 22 people have died in the US due to anti-trans violence since January 1. This list may get longer between now and New Year’s Eve
But here are the stats, tracked from January 1 to now.
2018 Trans Murders
Christa Lee Steele-Knudslien, 47, North Adams, MA
Vickky Gutierrez, 38, Los Angeles, CA
Zakaria Fry, 28, Albuquerque, NM
Celine Walker, 38, Jacksonville, FL
Tonya Harvey, 35, Buffalo, NY
Phylicia Mitchell, 45, Cleveland, OH
Amia Tyrae Berryman, 28, Baton Rouge, LA
Sasha Wall, 29, Chesterfield County, SC
Carla Patricia Flores-Pavon, 26, Dallas, TX
Nino Fortson, 36, Atlanta, GA
Gigi Pierce, 28, Portland, OR
Antasha English, 38, Jacksonville, FL
Diamond Stephens, 39, Meridian, MS
Catalina Christina James, 24, Jacksonville, FL
Keisha James, 58, Cleveland, OH
Sasha Garden, 27, Orlando, FL
Vontashia Bell, 18, Shreveport, LA
Dejanay Stanton, 24, Chicago, IL
Shantee Tucker, 30, Philadelphia, PA
Londonn Moore Kinard, 20, North Port, FL
Nikki Janelle Enriquez, 28, Laredo, TXCiara Minaj Carter Frazier, 31, Chicago, IL2018 Trans Murders Stats Breakdown
Female 20-Male/GNC 1)
White-3 (3 female-0 male)
Latina-3 (3 female-0 male)
Black -16 (15 female-1 male/GNC)
Native American- 0
Florida is in 2018 the deadliest state for trans peeps, with five confirmed murders this year. Three of them occurred in Jacksonville, FL.
Louisiana (Baton Rouge and Shreveport), Illinois, (both in Chicago), Ohio (both in Cleveland) and Texas (Dallas and Laredo) have two each.