Today is the anniversary of the brutal killings of transteens Stephanie Thomas and Ukea Davis.
They were best friends who did everything together. They were extremely close, transitioned at the same time after meeting at a local Washington organization for GLBT teens called SMYAL. They transitioned together and shared an apartment.
They also unfortunately died together in a hail of bullets on the same Washington DC street corner where transwoman Tyra Hunter had the fatal car accident that led to her death a few years earlier.
The perpetrators of this heinous crime have yet to be brought to justice, and I hope and pray that one day they are.
Rest in peace ladies. we will not rest until all transpeople are free to openly live their lives without the threat of violence hovering in the background.
We will never forget you ladies and all the other transpeople who have paid the ultimate price just to be who we are.