Trans Rite of Ancestor Elevation, Day of Remembrance

I pray to the Trans Dead
Whether you were warriors
Or only wanted to live your lives
May you be uplifted
I pray to the Trans Dead

I pray to Sylvia Rivera
Honored activist, shining STAR
Fighter in the Stonewall Riots
May you be uplifted
I pray to Sylvia Rivera

And now the list of names of those trans people we know about who were murdered in the past year.


Keyshia Blige (33 years old)
Cause of death: Shooting
Location of death: Aurora, Illinois, USA

Date of death: March 7th, 2015

Tamara Dominguez (36 years old)
Cause of death: repeatedly run over by vehicle
Location of death: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Date of death: August 15th, 2015

Kandis Capri (35 years old)
Cause of death: shooting
Location of death: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Date of death: August 11th, 2015

Amber Monroe (20 years old)
Cause of death:gunshot
Location of death:Detroit, Michigan, USA

Date of death: August 8th, 2015

Ashton O'Hara (25 years old)
Cause of death: Stabbed to death, ran over by vehicle
Location of death: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Date of death: July 14th, 2015

Shade Schuler (22 years old)
Cause of death: unknown, found dead in a field.
Location of death: Dallas, Texas, USA

Date of death: July 29th, 2015

K.C. Haggard (66 years old)
Cause of death: multiple stab wounds
Location of death: Fresno, California, USA

Date of death: July 24th, 2015

India Clarke (22 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot to the head and arm
Location of death: Tampa, Florida, USA
Date of death: July 21st, 2015


Mercedes Williamson (17 years old)
Cause of death: Beaten to death
Location of death: Rocky Creek, Alabama, USA

Date of death: May 30th, 2015

Penny Proud (21 years old)
Cause of death: shooting
Location of death: Tremé, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Date of death: February 10th, 2015

Taja Gabrielle DeJesus (36 years old)
Cause of death: multiple stab wounds
Location of death: San Francisco, USA

Date of death: Feburary 8th, 2015

Bri Golec (22 years old)
Cause of death: stabbed to death
Location of death: Akron, Ohio, USA

Date of death: February 13th, 2015

Lamia Beard (30 years old)
Cause of death: shooting
Location of death: Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Date of death: January 17th, 2015

Papi Edwards (20 years old)
Cause of death: shooting
Location of death: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Date of death: January 9th, 2015

Nephi Luthers (20 years old)
Cause of death: shooting
Location of death: Georgetown, Guyana

Date of death: July 21st, 2015

Diosvany Muñoz Robaina (24 years old)
Cause of death: stoning
Location of death: Pinar del Río, Cuba
Date of death: April 26th, 2015


C.N. Alves de Matos Jr (21 years old)
Cause of death: stabbed and dismembered
Location of death: São Paulo, Brazil

Date of death: September 25th, 2015

Unknown (41 years old)
Cause of death: severe head and neck trauma
Location of death: Alicante, Spain

Date of death: July 21th, 2015

L.A. de Souza, (22 years old)
Cause of death: found in landfill with knife in neck
Location of death: Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of death: September 30th, 2015

Waleska Rayala, (21 years old)
Cause of death: 27 stab wounds
Location of death: Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Date of death: September 2nd, 2015

Paulinha
Cause of death: gunshots to head and chest
Location of death: Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Date of death: September 8th, 2015

Flower, (39 years old)
Cause of death : beaten to death
Location of death: Parintins, Amazonas, Brazil

Date of death: August 27th, 2015

V.H.A dos Santos , (25 years old)
Cause of death : multiple gunshot wounds
Location of death: Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of death: August 24th, 2015

Patricia, (29 years old)
Cause of death : unknown cause of death, thrown into bush
Location of death: Santa Terezinha, Piracicaba, Brazil
Date of death: August 3rd, 2015


Unknown, (45 years old)
Cause of death : Gunshot wound to the head
Location of death: Alta Floresta d'Oeste, Rondônia, Brazil

Date of death: July 25th, 2015

Gabi, (26 years old)
Cause of death : Beaten to death
Location of death: Valparaíso de Goiás, Brazil

Date of death: July 19th, 2015

Erika Aguilera, (25 years old)
Cause of death : Gunshot wound to the back
Location of death: Dourados, Brazil

Date of death: July 16th, 2015

India Nascimento, (29 years old)
Cause of death: Beaten to death
Location of death: Pernambuco, Brazil

Date of death: July 12th, 2015

L.R.O. Dorta, (26 years old)
Cause of death: Decapitated
Location of death: Pernambuco, Brazil

Date of death: July 12th, 2015

Vanessa Calaça, (27 years old)
Cause of death: Stoned to death
Location of death: Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil

Date of death: July 12th, 2015

Unknown woman
Cause of death: multiple gunshot wounds to the back and abdomen
Location of death: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Date of death: June 30th, 2015

Unknown woman
Cause of death: stab wound to the neck
Location of death: Cacoal, Rondônia, Brazil
Date of death: July 5th, 2015


Bruna J. Mendes, (27 years old)
Cause of death: Multiple gunshot wounds
Location of death: Itapebi, Bahia, Brazil

Date of death: June 29th, 2015

Sidney Araújo Claudino, (19 years old)
Cause of death: Shotgun gunshot wound to the chest
Location of death: Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Date of death: June 23rd, 2015

Laura Vermont, (18 years old)
Cause of death: Beaten to death by police
Location of death: São Paulo, Brazil

Date of death: June 20th, 2015

Kauane da Silva, (35 years old)
Cause of death: Gunshot to the head
Location of death: Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Date of death: June 13th, 2015

Unknown woman
Cause of death: Unknown cause of death, buried in shallow grave
Location of death: Serra, Espírito Santo, Brazil.

Date of death: June 9th, 2015

Kelly Silva, (31 years old)
Cause of death: stabbed in neck and arm
Location of death: Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Date of death: June 9th, 2015

Andréia Amado, (29 years old)
Cause of death: Gunshot
Location of death: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Date of death: June 4th, 2015

Carol Melo, (30 years old)
Cause of death: strangled to death
Location of death: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Date of death: June 3th, 2015


Priscilla da Silva, (23 years old)
Cause of death: Gunshot
Location of death: Dois Riachos, Alagoas, Brazil

Date of death: May 30th, 2015

Barbara Sodre, (29 years old)
Cause of death: Stabbed to death
Location of death: Sergipe, Brazil

Date of death: May 25th, 2015

Jean Waltrick, (27 years old)
Cause of death: multiple gunshot wounds to the head
Location of death: Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Date of death: May 23rd, 2015

Vandressa Vinnitt
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Realengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of death: May 18th, 2015

Ticiane Abravanel, (21 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Date of death: May 18th, 2015

La Monique de Roma, (43 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Butantã, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of death: May 14th, 2015

unidentified woman
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Date of death: May 3rd, 2015

Stefanny
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Caucaia, Ceará, Brazil
Date of death: April 30th, 2015


Job Rodrigues da Silva, (46 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil

Date of death: April 17th, 2015

unidentified woman
Cause of death: beaten and strangled to death
Location of death: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Date of death: April 17th, 2015

Bruna, (47 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Date of death: April 16th, 2015

Bruna Quércia, (15 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Vila Velha, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Date of death: April 15th, 2015

Victória Camargo, (29 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Venâncio Aires, Brazil

Date of death: April 13th, 2015

Bruna Michele, (20 years old)
Cause of death: beaten to death
Location of death: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Date of death: April 13th, 2015

Vanessa Ganzaroli, (18 years old)
Cause of death: multiple stab wounds
Location of death: Petrolina, Pernambuc, Brazil

Date of death: April 3rd, 2015

Debora
Cause of death: stoned to death
Location of death: Mogi Mirim, São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death: April 2nd, 2015


Lotinha
Cause of death: stabbed
Location of death: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Date of death: March 29th, 2015

Adriana, (22 years old)
Cause of death: multiple gunshots
Location of death: Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Date of death: March 22th, 2015

Bianca Araujo, (21 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Date of death: March 20th, 2015

Michael Lucas de Almeida Reginald, (13 years old)
Cause of death: beaten, multiple stab wounds
Location of death: Araraquara, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of death: March 18th, 2015

Natália Ferraz, (21 years old)
Cause of death: multiple gunshots
Location of death: Caçapava, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of death: February 27th, 2015

Ygor Fernando Oliveira Santos, (20 years old)
Cause of death: multiple gunshots
Location of death: Marechal Deodoro, Alagoas, Brazil

Date of death: February 27th, 2015

Keity, (23 years old)
Cause of death: multiple stab wounds (10)
Location of death: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Date of death: February 24th, 2015

Lara, (16 years old)
Cause of death: stoned to death
Location of death: Parauapebas, Pará, Brazil

Date of death: February 22nd, 2015

unidentified woman
Cause of death: multiple gunshot wounds
Location of death: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Date of death: February 20th, 2015

Raíssa, (19 years old)
Cause of death: multiple stab wounds to neck and chest
Location of death: Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil

Date of death: February 16th, 2015

Capitú Santos, (31 years old)
Cause of death: stabbing
Location of death: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Date of death: February 16th, 2015

Joyce Akira, (teen)
Cause of death: multiple gunshot wounds
Location of death: Mangabeira, Joao Pessoa, Brazil

Date of death: February 8th, 2015

Pata, (35 years old)
Cause of death: strangled to death
Location of death: Macapá, Amapá, Brazil

Date of death: February 7th, 2015

Didinha, (18 years old)
Cause of death: multiple gunshot wounds
Location of death: Vitória de Santo Antão, Pernambuco, Brazil

Date of death: February 1st, 2015

unidentified woman
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Lorena, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of death: March 17th, 2015

LÉO, (26 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil

Date of death: January 26th, 2015

Piu da Silva, (25 years old)
Cause of death: beaten, multiple gunshot wounds
Location of death: Nilópolis, Rio de Janeiroa, Brazil Date of death: January 22nd, 2015