Transgender Woman Murdered in DC

“A transgender woman, 23-year-old Lashai Mclean (pictured), was shot to death in northeast Washington, D.C., early Wednesday morning. Police say the investigation is still under way but, according to  The Washington Times,  the shooting occurred about 10 blocks from a group home for homeless gay and transgender youth where Mclean had sought housing assistance.”

It is not clear whether her gender identity was the motivation for the murder, but either way we’ve lost someone from our larger community. According to the article, “[h]ate crimes related to gender identity or sexual orientation have escalated in recent years” in the D.C. metropolitan area.

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