Was just thinking the other day that it has been too quiet this month on the anti-trans murder front, and just before I went to bed last night I received word that we’e lost our 16th trans person this year to anti-trans violence.
Her name is ‘Tee Tee Dangerfield, and according to reporting from the Georgia Voice, the 32 year old was found outside her car in the South Hampton Estates apartment complex suffering from numerous gunshot wounds at approximately 4:30 AM EDT on July 31. .
According to Major Lance Patterson of the College Park Police Department, she was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital by College Park Fire rescue, but succumbed to her wounds.
This comes just days after a rally was held in the ATL expressing support for the transgender community.. She is the 16th trans woman of color murdered in the United States this year, the 14th African American trans woman killed in 2017, and most infuriating to me, was under age 40.
This also comes in the wake of the transphobic comments of the so called ‘comedian’ Lil Duval expressing his ‘kill the t—-y’ sentiments on the syndicated the Breakfast Club show.
Anti-trans hate thoughts + anti-trans hate speech = anti-trans hate violence.
And I’m sick of my trans sisters dying.
As of this time there are no suspects in Tee Tee’s murder, and if you have any information that will lead to the arrest, incarceration and conviction of her killer, please call the College Park PD TIp LIne at 404-768-8664
As of yet, have not heard of any vigils or memorial services being planned at this time for our fallen sister, and will pass that info along as soon as I receive it.
Rest in power and peace Tee Tee. We won’t rest as a community until the person who took your life is spending the rest of theirs behind bars.