The Murders

Far too often following the murder of trans folx, they’re wrongly covered by the media. This faulty coverage can range from misgendering the victims to deadnaming them (using the name prior to transitioning also said as birth name). In response to this, not only will TransGriot list the correct names of the fallen but also correct and re-write articles that misgender victims. We will do this in the honor of the trans folx that are disrespected by the media and to also seek community involvement in seeking justice. TransGriot will partner with #SayTheirNames to honor our murdered siblings. If their deaths are wrongly covered or not covered at all, TransGriot will provide our own article to speak about their life, death and that justice be served.

Please be mindful that we are only able to report what we know and although more media outlets are doing better at covering trans murders, so many still go misgendered or even unreported. If you’re aware of a murder that hasn’t been reported correctly or at all, please contact us through email or call/leave a message using the contact info below: 

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“She was Set Up” A Hateful Homicide S2 Ep7

Gwen Amber Rose Araujo  (1985-2002)  Thursday October 3, 2002 17-year-old translatina teen Gwen Araujo  leaves her Newark California home around 5pm to attend a party. …

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“Dead Before Dawn” A Hateful Homicide S2 Ep. 2

Brandon James Teena (1972-1993)  Friday December 31, 1993 Humboldt Nebraska its 11:30pm just 30 minutes before the 1994 New Year when 21-year-old transman Brandon Teena …

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“Her Mothers Keeper” A Hateful Homicide S2 Ep 4

Claire Legato honor ad for The National Coalition of Anti- Violence Programs 2020.  A Hateful Homicide Season 2 Episode 4 The Murder of Claire Legato: …

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You Shall Wear Your Crown

There’s a biblical reference that comes from the book of Revelation 2:10 the “crown of life”. It is done in some Christian home going services if the loved ones of the deceased see fit. This is where a crown is either adorned onto the deceased within their casket, or given to the family. This act is sometimes accompanied with music and even praise dancers. TransGriot would like to take this moment to ceremoniously bestow crowns to all Black trans women who were murdered in honor of their lives here on earth as the Black trans queen/goddess they were. Our first recipient was Asia Foster of Houston TX. She received her recognition on Dec. 5, 2020 which was presented by Dee Dee Watters and Houston Police Officers: Jo and Alexa. Unfortunately, Asia’s murderer is still at large. We ask at this time if you or anyone you know has any information that may lead to an arrest, we encourage you to swiftly contact HPD at 713-308-3257 with any information that may help..
Asia got her crown, now lets get her justice!

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