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Hillcrest vigil to be held for trans people killed in 2017 on March 2

Eight trans lives have been lost in 2017 due to violence.

The San Diego LGBT community and their allies will band together to remember the young trans women lost in the United States since the beginning of the year.

A candlelight vigil will be held at the Pride Flag located on University Avenue and Normal Street in Hillcrest on Thursday March 2, at 6:30 pm. 

Since the beginning of the year, young trans women from across the country have been murdered; three in the past week in Louisiana.

Organized by black trans women and Project TRANS at The Centerthe vigil is not only a memorial to those who have died, but a call to action to end the nation-wide violence against the trans community.

Here is a list of those killed since January:

Mesha Caldwell – Mississippi (January 4), 41 years old

Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow – Sioux Falls (January 7), 28 years old

Sean Hake – Sharon, Pennsylvania (January 6), 23 years old

JoJo Striker – Toledo, Ohio (February 8), 23 years old

KeKe Collier – Chicago (February 21), 24 years old

Chyna Gibson – New Orleans (February 25), 31 years old

 Ciara McElveen, – New Orleans (February 27) 21 years old

Jaquarrius Holland, New Orleans (February 19) 18 years old

For more information about the vigil click HERE.

About Project TRANS at The Center:

Project T.R.A.N.S. (Transgender Resources, Advocacy, Networking Services) is a program of the San Diego LGBT Community Center.

The San Diego LGBT Community Center is located at 3909 Centre St, San Diego, 92103.