This site is the most comprehensive on the web devoted to trans history and biography. Well over 1400 persons worthy of note, both famous and obscure, are discussed in detail, and many more are mentioned in passing.

There is a detailed Index arranged by vocation, doctor, activist group etc. There is also a Place Index arranged by City etc. This is still evolving.

In addition to this most articles have one or more labels at the bottom. Click one to go to similar persons. There is a full list of labels at the bottom of the right-hand sidebar. There is also a search box at the top left. Enjoy exploring!

26 December 2011

Some Events of the year 2011. Part 6: Deaths

Some events of 2010.  Some events of 2009.  Some Events of 2008.

Part 1:  Organizations, Legislation, litigation.
Part 2:  Persons.
Part 3:  Spouses and Family, Trans Kids, Political, Celebrities, Sports.
Part 4:  Nemeses, Internet.
Part 5:  Doctors, Medicine, Genetics.
Part 6:  Deaths
Part 7:  Art, Fashion, Music
Part 8: Theatre & Cinema
Part 9:  News Media, Journals
Part 10:  Books.

++ added later

Cis Obituaries

Sidney Lumet (1924 – 2011) directed Dog Day Afternoon, Q & A.

Dolores Fuller (1923 - 2011) girlfriend of Ed Wood in life and in Glen or Glenda.

++ Joanna Russ (1937 - 2011) author of The Female Man

Killed by a trans person:

Padge Victoria Windslowe a.k.a. Lillian Languri aka Black Madam killed a UK woman in a hotel room near the Philadelphia airport. The young woman, Claudia Aderotimi, died February 8, shortly after becoming short of breath. Police believe the "Black Madam" may have "nicked a vein and put the substance into the bloodstream." Padge/Lillian has since been on the run.

Asia Santana, Pennsylvania, killed her boyfriend during an argument after he infected her with HIV. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 14-28 years

Alicia Simmons, of Philadelphia, an associate of Peaches Burton (see 2010) killed her boyfriend.

Trans Obituaries – other than being murdered

Aleta Elysia Turner (1922 – 2011) photographer, model builder, of complications from diabetes.

Vicki Marlane (1934 – 2011) performer, after medical problems.

Rose Jackson (1935 – 2011) window dresser, costume maker, performer, club owner.

Carmen Rupe (1935 – 2011) performer, mayoral candidate, after medical problems.

Julie Ann Johnson (1942 – 2011) Chicago activist & train buff, of cancer.

Kathryn Leigh McGuire (1942 – 2011) socialite, performer, electoral candidate.

Catherine Jones (1944 – 2011) major US artist, from emphysema and bronchitis.

Roberta Franciolini (1945 - 2011) co-founder of Movimento Identità Transsexual.

Joanne Proctor (1949 – 2011) HBS advocate, after medical problems.

Frank Spisak (1951 – 2011) executed in Ohio after 27 years on death row.

Dana Turner (1954 – 2011) lawyer, performer.

Miranda Jean Henke (1957 – 2011) president of the Gender Identity Center in Colorado, in a driving accident.

Chloe Dzubilo (1961 -2011) activist, artist, over-medicated and fell onto subway lines.

Chris Dale/Crystal (1961 – 2011) mountaineer, died of cancer.

Paris Dupree (19? – 2011) founder of Paris is Burning Ball and in film of same name.

++ Brigit Brat (1964 - 2011) musician, sex worker.

Tracy Bumpus (1966 – 2011) activist.

Lois Bates (1970 - 2011) Chicago trans and HIV activist, of health problems.

Aleesha Farhana (1986 – 2011) having failed to change her legal gender, died of cardiogenic shock.

13 killed, 40 injured, in fire at trans convention in New Delhi, on TDOR day.

Murdered Trans persons

221 murders of trans persons were recorded in 2011, and many more died without being recorded. These are but a small sample.

Sonia Masi, trans leader in Gujarat, assassinated in Ahmedabad.
Camila Guzman (1973 – 2011) killed by her boyfriend.
Cassidy Vickers (1979 – 2011) shot on the street in Los Angeles.
Priscila Aguila (1989 – 2011) shot 7 times on CCTV, Brazil.
Lashai McLean (1988 - 2011) shot while walking on the street in Washington, DC.
Shakira Harahap (? – 2011) shot in the street in Jakarta.
Naomi Adames (1984 –2011) murdered at home, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Michelle Hilliard (1992 – 2011) Detroit
Luisa Nicol (1993 – 2011) murdered in a hotel in Caracas by a gang that exploits gays and trans.

Reports on some locations:

Honduras 6 trans women were tortured and murdered in just 60 days.
Puerto Rico – 3 murders in a single week; 18 since 2009.
USA – report of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects.
Brazil – murders up 31%.
Washington, DC.
UK --crimes against transgender people rose by 14 per cent during 2010.

Here is the best list of names for November 2010-November 2011
Note the increase: 162 in 2009
                                 179 in 2010
                                 221 in 2011

the majority from Brazil (97), Mexico (23), Colombia (19), and Venezuela (14) followed by Argentina (9), Honduras (9), and the USA (9). In Asia most reported cases have been found in Pakistan (6), and the Philippines (5), and Turkey (5).

Here is an interactive map of all murders of trans people since January 2008.

The outrageously bad Wikipedia page called List of unlawfully killed transgender people lists a total of 1 trans person being killed in 2010, and none in 2011.

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