Transgender Day of Remembrance

Maryville, TN November 19, 2010

2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance

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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance

About TDoR
Since the first event in 1998 remembering the death of Rita Hester, the transgender community and their supporters have gathered each November 20th, all across the country, to remember our trangender brothers and sisters and supporters that have been brutally murdered by senseless acts of violence. For the first time transgender supporters gather in Maryville, TN to bring attention to this tragedy and to honor those that are no longer with us. In the list of victims that follow you may notice an exceptional amount of “sex workers”. It is a sad reality that many transgender people turn to prostitution in order to survive as employment discrimination against a transgender person is considered acceptable. This makes them no less a person deserving of dignity and a full life. For many of these murders we will never truly know the motivation of the killer, but judging by the abhorrent way that most of the victims were killed it can be assumed they were thought less than human. For most there will never be a suspect or a prosecution. These names represent only a fraction of transgender people murdered since November 20, 2009. Many we will never hear of as their gender identity is “normalized” at the time of death either through ignorance of those reporting or perceived shame by the victim’s family.

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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Brenda Age: ? Location: Rome Italy Date: 11/20/2009 Cause: Immolated Remark: Brenda was burned to death in her appartment.
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Wanchai Tongwijit Age: 35 Location: Wichit Thailand Date: 11/21/2009 Cause: Shot Remark: Wanchai was shot in the head.
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Mariah Malina Qualls Age: 23 Location: San Francisco CA USA Date: 12/9/2009 Cause: Beaten Remark: Mariah died from blunt force trauma to the head.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Estrella Jose Angel Venegas Age: 32 Location: Mexicali Mexico Date: 12/13/2009 Cause: Shot Remark: Estrella was shot in the chest and in the forehead.
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Nadia Malik Age: 28 Location: Rawalpindi Pakistan Date: 1/1/2010 Cause: Stabbed/Run Over Remark: Nadia was stabbed repeatedly and then run over by a car.
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Wong Age: 64 Location: Bernama Malaysia Date: 1/1/2010 Cause: Stabbed Remark: Wong had stab wounds in the right side of the stomach and left side of the chest plus bruises in the right hand.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Toninho Age: ? Location: Campo Largo Brazil Date: 1/2/2010 Cause: Beaten Remark: Toninho was a sex worker. It is suspected that she was killed by a client who tried to suffocate her with a plastic bag before beating her to death and leaving her body in a waste dump.
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unknown Age: ? Location: São Paulo Brazil Date: 1/4/2010 Cause: Shot
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José Luis Conde Age: 39 Location: Rosario Argentina Date: 1/9/2010 Cause: Beaten Remark: José Luis was a lawyer of the Federal Administration (Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos). She was found in her apartment.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Myra Chanel Ical Age: 51 Location: Houston TX USA Date: 1/18/2010 Cause: Beaten Remark: Myra was found partially clothed and had suffered bruises and defensive wounds.
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Fernanda Alex Correia de Brito Age: 33 Location: Maceió Brazil Date: 1/23/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Fernanda was a sex worker.
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Ingrid Huayaba Gonzáles Age: 23 Location: Lima Peru Date: 1/23/2010 Cause: Thrown out of window Remark: Ingrid was a sex worker. She was pushed out of a window from the second floor.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Fernando Vásquez Roque Age: 26 Location: Lima Peru Date: 1/26/2010 Cause: Beaten Remark: Fernando was tortured and beaten and found dead in her home.
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Name: Lacraia Age: Date:

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Salvador Brazil 1/26/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Lacraia was homeless and found dead in the street.
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Brigitte Age: ? Location: Caracas Venezuela Date: 1/28/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Brigitte was a student at Bolívar University and a transgender activist of Alianza Lambda de Venezuela.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance unknown Age: ? Location: Ariquemes Brazil Date: 1/29/2010 Cause: Beaten
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unknown ? Location: Belém Brazil Date: 1/29/2010 Cause: Shot
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Josué Arredondo García Age: ? Location: Zacapu Mexico Date: 1/31/2010 Cause: Beaten Remark: Josué was a sex worker.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Marcela Esteve Age: 47 Location: Tandil Argentina Date: 2/2/2010 Cause: Stabbed Remark: Marcela was stabbed in January and died in the hospital after 20 days.
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Derya Age: 35 Location: Antalya Turkey Date: 2/8/2010 Cause: Stabbed Remark: Derya was found dead in her home; she had been stabbed to death.
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Felipe Torrealba Castillo Age: 20 Location: Barquisimeto Venezuela Date: 2/16/2010 Cause: Shot
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Maurício da Silva Correia Age: 23 Location: São Luís Brazil Date: 2/16/2010 Cause: Stabbed Remark: Maurício was stabbed 27 times.
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Aycan Fevzi Yener Age: ? Location: Şehremin Turkey Date: 2/17/2010 Cause: Stabbed Remark: Aycan was stabbed 17 times.
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Tonha Adelino Moura Rufino Age: ? Location: Vitória de Santo Antão Brazil Date: 2/19/2010 Cause: Shot
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Sandra Age: 22 Location: Dourados Brazil Date: 2/21/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Sandra was a sex worker and was shot down by an adolescent on a bicycle while working on the street.
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Italo Bargosa Gonzaga Age: 16 Location: Salvador Brazil Date: 2/22/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Italo was a sex worker.
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Princesa Vinícius Freitas Vieira Age: 19 Location: Via Estrutural Brazil Date: 2/25/2010 Cause: Stabbed Remark: Princesa was hacked to death with a machete.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Paola Uc Dzib Age: 23 Location: Tizimín Mexico Date: 2/27/2010 Cause: Stabbed Remark: Paola was a waitress.
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Adelcio Silveira Lima Polaca Age: 36 Location: Maringá Brazil Date: 3/1/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Adelcio was a sex worker.
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Edmilson José dos Santos Age: 26 Location: Maringá Brazil Date: 3/1/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Edmilson was a sex worker.
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unknown Age: ? Location: Jakarta Indonesia Date: 3/1/2010 Cause: Undetermined Remark: Her body was found mutilated and dismembered.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Kelly Age: 25 Location: Serra Brazil Date: 3/5/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Kelly was a sex worker.
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Tiago da Silva Age: 25 Location: Santa Luzia Brazil Date: 3/6/2010 Cause: Stoned Remark: Tiago was a sex worker.
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Rubicel Torres Rodríguez Age: ? Location: Chilpancingo Mexico Date: 3/7/2010 Cause: Shot
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Débora Mancini Age: ? Location: Vila Progresso Brazil Date: 3/13/2010 Cause: Shot
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance unknown Age: ? Location: Jakarta Indonesia Date: 3/15/2010 Cause: Undetermined Remark: Her body was Mutilated
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Crislaine José Marques Age: 27 Location: Guarabira Brazil Date: 3/18/2010 Cause: Stabbed
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unknown Age: ? Location: Belo Horizonte Brazil Date: 3/20/2010 Cause: Beaten
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Curi Huansi Age: 29 Location: Parma Italy Date: 3/25/2010 Cause: Stabbed Remark: Curi was found naked and in a supine position.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Débora Contreras Ponce Age: 19 Location: Tegucigalpa Honduras Date: 3/25/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Débora was a sex worker. She was shot 15 times.
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Dino Curi Huansi Age: 28 Location: Parma Italy Date: 3/26/2010 Cause: Stabbed Remark: Dino was stabbed and left at a roadside dump.
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Verônica Rodrigo Ferreira Age: 23 Location: Viana Brazil Date: 3/27/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: According to the police, the people that murdered Verônica had to reload to shoot her so many times.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar Age: 29 Location: Queens NY USA Date: 3/27/2010 Cause: Strangled Remark: Amanda was found dead in her apartment, she had been strangled.
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unknown Age: ? Location: Mexico City Mexico Date: 3/27/2010 Cause: Beaten Remark: She was raped anally with an unknown object and then beaten to death. She was found in a hotel room wearing only a bra.
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Leona Leonardo Fernandes Age: 19 Location: Viana Brazil Date: 3/28/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Leona was a sex worker.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Monchi de Jesús Crisóstomo de León Age: 22 Location: Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Date: 3/30/2010 Cause: Strangled Remark: Monchi was a sex worker and was strangled in a hotel room. The suspect explained that he killed her after he realized that "she wasn’t a woman.
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China Age: 30 Location: Cuenca Ecuador Date: 4/1/2010 Cause: Not reported Remark: China was a sex worker.
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Toni Alston Age: 44 Location: Charlotte NC USA Date: 4/3/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Toni was shot to death in front of her home.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance unknown Age: ? Location: Chihuahua Mexico Date: 4/3/2010 Cause: Dismembered Remark: Her body displayed signs that she was decapitated while still alive. Her head and torso were found one kilometer apart.
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Pitanga Malta da Silva Age: 39 Location: Porto Alegre Brazil Date: 4/10/2010 Cause: Unknown Remark: Pitanga was a sex worker.
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unknown Age: 39 Location: João Pessoa Brazil Date: 4/10/2010 Cause: Stabbed Remark: She was found with her mouth gagged with her own panties.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Michelle Age: 30 Location: São José dos Pinhais Brazil Date: 4/11/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Michelle was attacked by three men and shot to death.
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Baiana Ângelo da Costa Age: ? Location: Rio de Janeiro Brazil Date: 4/13/2010 Cause: Shot
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Ashley Santiago Ocasio Age: 31 Location: Corozal PR USA Date: 4/19/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Ashley was a beauty salon owner. She was stabbed to death and found naked in her apartment.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Dandara Age: 40 Location: Itaboraí Brazil Date: 4/20/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Dandara was a sex worker.
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Adalberto Alberto de Morais Age: 17 Location: Tocantins Brazil Date: 4/21/2010 Cause: Stabbed
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Cleidinaldo Silva do Nascimento Age: 30 Location: Brumado Brazil Date: 4/22/2010 Cause: Shot
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Ramona Age: ? Location: Nova Iguaçu Brazil Date: 4/22/2010 Cause: Beaten
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance unknown Age: 30 Location: Guatemala City Guatemala Date: 4/25/2010 Cause: Shot
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Azra ? Location: Izmir Turkey Date: 4/27/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Azra was shot in the back of the head.
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Renata Age: ? Location: Rio de Janeiro Brazil Date: 4/30/2010 Cause: Beaten
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Mônica Thiago de Jesus Carvalho Age: 21 Location: Stella Maris Brazil Date: 5/1/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Mônica was a sex worker. She was shot to death and left in a garbage container.
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Claudia Age: ? Location: Teresina Brazil Date: 5/1/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Claudia was shot by a gang of drug dealers.
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Sheila Age: ? Location: Novo Iguaçu Brazil Date: 5/5/2010 Cause: Shot
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Chanel Dana A. Larkin Age: 26 Location: Milwaukee WI USA Date: 5/7/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: According to Milwaukee prosecutors, Chanel was shot in the head after telling an interested client that she was not a woman.
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Ingrid Lizeth Age: ? Location: Bogota Colombia Columbia Date: 5/8/2010 Cause: Stabbed Remark: Ingrid was a sex worker and stabbed to death by a man who had been intimate with her shortly before. Her body was found in the street.
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Tigresa Age: ? Location: Feira de Santana Brazil Date: 5/8/2010 Cause: Shot
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Marcos Gutiérrez Ramos Age: 32 Location: La Selva Mexico Date: 5/11/2010 Cause: Dismembered Remark: Marcos was tortured before his death. Her body was then dismembered.
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Luan Santos Xavier Age: 17 Location: Porto Velho Brazil Date: 5/11/2010 Cause: Beaten
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Michelle Luis Alejandro Silva 25 Location: Maracaibo Venezuela Date: 5/13/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Michelle was shot by a man driving by in a car.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance unknown Age: 30 Location: San Cristóbal Dominican Republic Date: 5/14/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: There were signs that the victim was raped before being executed with three gunshots.
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Ice Channarong Sonnuam Age: 21 Location: Chaweng Thailand Date: 5/16/2010 Cause: Beaten Remark: Ice was a performer. She was raped and then beaten to death with a broken piece of concrete.
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Cesar Henrique Vendrame Age: 32 Location: Resende Brazil Date: 5/17/2010 Cause: Beaten Remark: Cesar was a sex worker and died in hospital after having been severely beaten. According to witnesses, a man had approached Cesar her while she was on the street. After a conversation, the man beat Cesar and left the scene.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Taira José D B dos Santos Júnior Age: ? Location: Rio de Janeiro Brazil Date: 5/23/2010 Cause: Beaten/Immolated Remark: According to an experts’ report, Taira died as a result of a severe blow to the head. Her body was then burned.
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Name: Manuel Gómez Mendoza Age:

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Miguel Hidalgo Mexico Date: 5/24/2010 Cause: Beaten Remark: Manuel was a sex worker and was beaten to death while in a car with her clients.
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Angie González Oquendo Age: 38 Location: Caguas PR USA Date: 5/24/2010 Cause: Strangled Remark: Angie was Strangled with an electrical cord.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Josenildo Barbosa dos Santos Age: 27 Location: Marechal Deodoro Brazil Date: 5/27/2010 Cause: Stabbed Remark: Josenildo was found naked in a shallow grave. She was an artist.
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Batu Age: 28 Location: Turkey Date: 5/29/2010 Cause: Throat cut Remark: Batu was hacked with a machete and her throat was cut. She was subjected to several forms of abuse before she was murdered.
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Yisel Luis Jesús Mejías Silva Age: 20 Location: La Encrucijada de Turmero Venezuela Date: 6/2/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Yisel was a sex worker.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Jazmin Gudelia Ángel Vega Guzmán Age: 39 Location: Ensenada Mexico Date: 6/5/2010 Cause: Strangled Remark: Jazmin victim was a sex worker.
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Valdeci Ferreira de Sousa Age: 46 Location: Teresina Brazil Date: 6/5/2010 Cause: Stabbed Remark: Valdeci died in hospital one day after being stabbed.
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Fernanda Lavalle Age: 28 Location: Actopan Mexico Date: 6/16/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Fernanda was a sex worker and the president of the NGO Transgender Hidalgo. After having been missing for three days, her dead body was found gagged and tied and shot twice in the head.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Sandy Credale Woulard Age: 28 Location: Chicago IL USA Date: 6/21/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Sandy was found naked lying in the street and died later in hospital from gunshots to the chest.
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José Gerardo Palma Age: ? Location: Comayagüela Honduras Date: 6/24/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: José was a merchant. Three unidentified men entered her tent and shot her to death.
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Iraquitan dos Santos Soares Age: 23 Location: Olinda Brazil Date: 6/29/2010 Cause: Shot
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Marcela Presley Marcelo Pedro Justino Age: 25 Location: Maceió Brazil Date: 6/30/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Marcela was a sex worker who was shot from a car when approached by a client.
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Name: Roy Antonio Jones III Age: Date:

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Southampton NY USA 8/1/2010 Cause: Beaten Remark: 20 year old Pedro Jones told police he had struck the infant several times with a closed fist. Jones said he was "trying to make him act like a boy instead of a little girl.”
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Imperia Gamaniel Parson ? Location: San Pedro Sula Honduras Date: 8/30/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Imperia was shot by two men on a motorcycle.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance Gypsy Age: ? Location: Houston TX USA Date: 9/6/2010 Cause: Shot
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Victoria Carmen White 28 Location: Newark NJ USA Date: 9/12/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Victoria was found shot to death.
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Justo Luis González García Age: 34 Location: Juana Diaz PR USA Date: 9/13/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Justo was found dead from gunshots to the head. She was found with another unidentified transgender woman who had been shot in the head.
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance unknown Age: ? Location: Juana Diaz PR USA Date: 9/13/2010 Cause: Shot Remark: Unidentified transgender woman was found dead from gunshots to the head. She was found with Justo Luis González García who had been shot in the head.
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Irem Age: ? Location: Bursa Turkey Date: 9/20/2010 Cause: Drowned Remark: Irem was forcibly drowned in her apartment.
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Stacey Blahnik Lee Age: 31 Location: Philadelphia PA USA Date: 10/11/2010 Cause: Undetermined
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance unknown Age: ? Location: Sheikhupura Pakistan Date: 11/6/2010 Cause: Tortured/Immolated Remark: One of two unidentified transgender people found
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unknown Age: ? Location: Sheikhupura Pakistan Date: 11/7/2010 Cause: Tortured/Immolated Remark: One of two unidentified transgender people found
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Emanuelly Colaco Taborda Age: 39 Location: Parana Brazil Date: 11/9/2010 Cause: Strangled
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2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance

Acknowledgments
No one group or person organized this evening’s event. It was collaborative effort from everyone in the LGBT community and our straight allies. However, please take a moment to thank the following people and groups: • • • • • • • • • • • Riley Hill Kat Lloyd Rebecca Lucas Annetta Mendola Carla Lewis East Tennessee Equality Council PFLAG Maryville PFLAG Knoxville EastTN GSA Maryville College GSA Maryville High School GSA

I’m sure I neglected to list many people that are just as deserving of credit for the effort they have contributed.

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