We have lost our 21st trans person to anti-trans violence and the third in Texas this year in 47 year old Stephanie Montez. She’s also the second trans Latina we have lost in 2017 to anti-trans violence.
And yes Dan Patrick, Greg Abbott, Lois Kolkhorst and Texas Republican Party, her blood is on your hands.
She was found in a field off County Road 61 near Robstown, TX on October 21 with multiple gunshot wounds in the chest, abdomen and shoulders. The reason I’m just finding out about this a week later is because the Nueces County Sheriff’s Department misgendered and deadnamed her.
If it weren’t for a Planet Transgender story and her longtime friend Brittany Ramirez speaking up and talking about her life in a Corpus Christi Caller Times interview, we wouldn’t have known about this latest Lone Star State trans murder and the 21st in 2017
PFLAG Corpus Christ is organizing a Trans Rights Rally in her memory on November 4.
The Nueces County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the murder, and if you have any information on this case, you are urged to call the Nueces County Sheriff’s Department or Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS (8477)
I’ll also be keeping track of this case until justice is served.
Rest in power and peace, Stephanie.