Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Trans Sister Murdered In Philly

Damn, can we go through one month without a transwoman being murdered?  

Guess that's too fracking much to ask.  

Was notified about the latest sister we'll be memorializing during the 2012 Transgender Day of Remembrance in a few weeks and she is 27 year old Kyra Kruz of Philadelphia, PA.

Kyra was last seen at a nearby Wawa store buying two hoagies and two drinks.

Her body was found shortly after 5:00 AM EDT  September 3 in a wooded area behind a shopping center in the 1100 block of Adams Avenue without her ID or phone according to Gloria Casarez, the director of the Office of LGBT Affairs in Philly.

If anyone has any information of who she may have been with, or recent information that may help with solving this case, please contact Detective Pitts of The Philadelphia Police Department at 215-686-3334.

The sooner you do so, the sooner the wastes of DNA who committed this crime can be brought to justice.

A candlelight vigil is currently being organized for her to take place on Thursday, September 13 starting at 8 PM EDT at the William Way Center, 1315 Spruce St in Philadelphia.

An organizational meeting to plan the vigil will be taking place on Wednesday at the William Way Center starting at 6:30 PM EDT.  

Anyone in the Philadelphia area interested in speaking, performing or even donating candles and snacks for the vigil is asked to contact Jaden.  BLITZJaden@gmail.com is the contact e-mail address

The plan for the vigil is to start at the William Way Center and walk throughout the nearby Philly gayborhood, sharing stories and remembering this young woman who is gone too soon. .

But it's sad and aggravating that once again the rainbow community will have to gather together to remember a person who was violently taken away from us far too soon.

Rest in peace, Kyra.   Know that you are loved and missed by all who loved you.  They won't rest until the perpetrators of this crime are expeditiously brought to justice.

I, the trans community and our allies are also not happy with the fact that the list of names we're going to be reading at TDOR 2012 in November is getting unacceptably longer.

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