Black transgender woman, 23, found dead in burned car in Florida

Her death marks the 18th killing of a transgender person in the U.S. this year, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

9/12/2019 8:25:00 PM

A black transgender woman was found dead in her burning car in South Florida in what is being investigated as a homicide, local media outlets report. It is the 18th killing of a transgender person in the US this year.

Her death marks the 18th killing of a transgender person in the U.S. this year, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

which tracks the deaths of transgender people. A majority of those killed have been black transgender women.George Wallace, executive director of LGBT+ Center Orlando, told NBC News in a statement on Thursday that transgender women of color"are killed at a higher rate than that of their peers."

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"I find it sad and upsetting that our trans brothers and sisters continue to be targets of hate and intolerance," Wallace said."I wish I had a solution, but we must continue advocating and educating."Slater's friend, Jackson, who asked to be referred to by his last name, told the Palm Beach Post that Slater underwent surgery this year. But, he said, she was verbally harassed and bullied online and had expressed concerns about her safety.

“We have more questions than answers,” Jackson said of her death.TheAmerican Medical Associationin June announced it was working to bring national attention to what it called"the epidemic of violence against the transgender community, especially the amplified physical dangers faced by transgender people of color."

“According to available tracking, fatal anti-transgender violence in the U.S. is on the rise and most victims were black transgender women," said AMA Board Member S. Bobby Mukkamala, M.D. in a press release. “The number of victims could be even higher due to underreporting and better data collection by law enforcement is needed to create strategies that will prevent anti-transgender violence."

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Very sad but it was a HE and not a She!! This got to end South Florida is a killing field for transgender people. About 50 people are murdered every day in the USA. There is little evidence that these poor trans people are being killed for simply being trans. Knowing this forces me to question the motive behind publishing this story. Is it because most other murders don't trigger RTs?

So horrific Her name is Bee. That should be in the fracking headline. Say her name. Nobody knows what happened The hate is coming from the very top. This is heartbreaking. Sending condolences to her friends and family. I'm just so sorry this happened. This was the correct race and gender for a Lefty rag to report it.

This is NOT f+×=/! Acceptable!!! ACLU ChrisCuomo ActuallyNPH Script_Mistress CNN AOC I am sick of this hate crime bull+×÷ in ALL & ANY form! We need to get our s+×= together & find a solution. EnoughIsEnough This happened several days ago This is very sad. I don’t understand why society thinks that they have too label people because of who they are or who they love. Nobody has the right too judge anybody!!!

I guess we can't blame Trump for all this violence.... But he certainly hasn't helped any. Tragic! When will this end? Trump has created hatred of all walks of life. Time for people to stop all the nonsense that Trump put in the minds of the Republican Party. We are people not rodents. Where has “Live and let live” gone? You have to live what you are, what you want. Is there nothing less for humanity?

Just to put it out there - they are also counting the trans that was killed by a stray bullet that was shot at someone else. Horrible! My condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Bee Love Slater. Trust God. He will get you this horrible grief. 🙏🏽♥️ And like most crimes more than likely, this was committed by someone relatively close to the victim and a member of the same community, ie LGBT on LGBT crime.

What affect does trump’s delegitimizing LGBTQ AMERICAN citizens rights have on emboldening american haters and christians, like pence, to kill American citizens? What affect does trump’s removing AMERICAN LGBTQ citizens rights/protections have on LGBTQ safety and freedom? Florida. Enough said. Jeannie_Hartley Horrible, horrible, horrible. My heart goes out to her family and friends

Are all of those deaths bc of the fact that they are transgendered or is that just a fact about the victims? The land of the free, unless you are homosexual, trans, of color, more to the left..... In many ways the USA is a third world country ... Things like this happen in India, in some parts of Africa, in backward regions or Eastern Europe ... and in the USA, 'the land of the free' ...

what the public is not getting is complete information. what were the circumstances around this.. what happened everything is so hush hush. on the details realDonaldTrump you have turn this country into a shit hole. You're POTUS, buck stops with you. PresidentPussyAssBitch This looks like a hate crime.

LMFAO!! Everyone keep calm and let's just find the murderer. There is no reason to suspect the killing was because they were trans.... For all we know the killer could be another trans.... The point is we know very little at this point. Very good It’s sad if what happened to this young person, but their are always consequences to our actions. God loves everyone but he also said marriage is meant for a Man and a Woman not creeping things. I however do pray he is home with the lord .

Serial killer at large... Im so sorry for her loss of life for some stupid preventable hate crime Rest in peace, Bee Love Slater. 😢 Sad that people have such hate for themselves that they strike out in hate towards those doing nothing more than living their life. Come on FBI, the pattern is there. Connect the dots, and prevent the next one.

Why wont you tell us who is responsible for the other deaths? What are you afraid of? Unless this is a proven hate crime, why is this getting anymore attention than anyone else being murdered? NARRATIVE! This needs to stop. 😥Why can't people live their truth and be left alone? Why do people feel they have the right to dictate how others should live, who they should love and who they should be? People need to stop playing God! PERIOD!

Terrible, Awful, and Horrid. Get right with God and pray people right. Since TrumpleThinSkin took office there have been more hate crimes than we’ve experienced. I’m Jewish and don’t believe in Hell, but boy howdy, I sure wish these murderers will find themselves in a hell of a hot burning car How many killings of males and females have there been

And the trump racists cheer Wouldn’t this person be one gender or the other? If someone were described as transgendering, I would expect for them to be in the middle of a surgical operation. Sad..but.....predictable But the vape pens.... Wow. Awful! It’s also a hate crime. Is your network implying this was a hate crime? Be honest with your reporting before you imply intent. You wonder why the public has lost faith in honest reporting.

How sad. BeeLoveSlater SayHerName ✋🏾🤚🏾 condolences to her family. She had something on Hillary. 🤨 You don’t have to agree with them JUST let them live their lives!! Not news worthy Yeah it’s a shame they partake in such risky behaviors But let’s make vaping a priority....🥴 I think its transgenders doing it to other transgenders to spark outrage..

And how many non transgender people have been killed this year? Stop with the narratives.

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