I have been afraid that the ramped up anti-trans hatred the HERO opponents have been spewing into the atmosphere, and especially on Black radio stations would eventually come back upon the Houston trans community in the form of increased anti-trans violence and hate crimes visited upon us.
I hope what I have feared isn’t starting to happen, but I’ve just been made aware of a missing trans man.
28 year old Darius Gatlin was last seen on September 11 at his home in southwest Houston wearing a pink and white tank top, blue jeans and pink and white shoes with flowers on them.
He has been missing ever since that date, and a search began on Friday to find him with volunteers in the Alief area on foot and on ATV s. His car, a 2013 dark burgundy Nissan Maxima with Texas license plates BWH 0539 is also missing..
Gatlin also had a tattoos on his neck with the word ‘Darius’, and ‘Brandon’ in addition to tattoos of a panther and the word ‘Aquarius’ on his chest.
If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Darius Gatlin, please call the Houston police Department at 713-731-5223