Speaking of the crime rate in Detroit, A transgender woman was found murdered and stuffed into a trash can in alley behind a bar, on November 8.
“We are saddened and angry to hear of the murder of another transgender woman of color who has yet to be identified,” said Yvonne Siferd, director of victim services for Equality Michigan, an LGBT rights group, in a press release. “The undignified way in which her body was dumped speaks to the larger issue of antitransgender hostility in our society, and the vast amount of work we, as supporters of the LGBT communities, have in front of us. We know that transgender women of color are the most disproportionately affected by violence and hate against the LGBT communities, and this latest incident is a tragic reminder of that reality.”
The body was discovered by a mother and son looking for bottles and scraps in trash cans, according to Detroit TV station WJBK.
via Transgender Woman Found Murdered in Detroit | Advocate.com.