LIHSA GSA Tribute to Transgender Lives lost

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence that year.

2021 marks the deadliest year recorded with at least 43 transgender people, most of them Black or Latinx, killed.

This week, LIHSA Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) members took a moment each to speak for each of these voices who have been silenced, and to share their names and stories with the LIHSA community.

By SAYING THE NAMES of the 43 souls lost this year, they hope to advance advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that affect the transgender community.


Tyianna Alexander

Samuel Edmund Damián Valentín,

Bianca “Muffin” Bankz

Dominique Jackson

Fifty Bandz

Alexus Braxton

Chyna Carrillo

Jeffrey “JJ” Bright

Jasmine Cannady

Jenna Franks

Diamond Kyree Sanders

Jaida Peterson

Dominique Lucious

Remy Fennell

Tiara Banks

Natalia Smut

Iris Santos

Tiffany Thomas

Keri Washington

Jahaira DeAlto

Sophie Vásquez

Danika “Danny” Henson

Serenity Hollis

Oliver “Ollie” Taylor

Thomas Hardin

Poe Black

EJ Boykin

Aidelen Evans

Taya Ashton

Shai Vanderpump

Tierramarie Lewis

Miss CoCo

Pooh Johnson

Disaya Monaee

Briana Hamilton

Kiér Laprí Kartier

Mel Groves

Royal Poetical Starz

Zoella “Zoey” Rose Martinez

Jo Acker

Jessi Hart

Rikkey Outumuro

Marquiisha Lawrence


Rest in Peace