I and the Texas trans community still haven’t had time to regroup after laying Muhlaysia Booker to rest, and now a mere 24 hours after Dallas Pride happens, we are now having to say the name of another of our trans siblings gone far too soon in her young life.
We go back to Dallas for the second trans person they have had murdered there in 2019, the second in the state of Texas, and the seventh in the United States.
Meet 26 year old Chynal Lindsey. She was born in Chicago, but lived here in the Lone Star State. Her body was found in the White Rock Lake reservoir on June 1.
As I mentioned, she is the seventh trans person we have lost in the US to anti-trans violence. All seven have been African American. Five of the seven are under age 30.
As of yet, haven’t heard if there is going to be a memorial vigil or detail about funeral arrangements. Dallas Police has called in the FBI on this case per reporting from David Taffet to determine whether or not this is part of a string of serial killings of trans women in the Dallas area..
Something else I haven’t heard is the words ‘Black trans lives matter’ coming from the mouths of the Texas NAACP, which is headquartered in Dallas.
Rest in power and peace , Chynal. We won’t rest until the person who took your live is brought to justice.