Black Trans Woman Tiffany Banks Killed in Miami

Banks is at least the 33rd trans, nonbinary, or gender-nonconforming person to die by violence in the U.S. this year, and the fourth in Florida. The majority of victims have been Black women.A memorial vigil for Banks was held October 12 and a celebration of life October 15.“Tiffany had so much more to give to the world and her death is an incredible loss,” Tori Cooper, the Human Rights Campaign’s director of community engagement for its Transgender Justice Initiative, said in a press release. “It is clear how deeply she was loved by her community and we will continue to grieve alongside them. Transgender people deserve to live our lives without fear of violence. The lack of available details and underreporting of Tiffany’s death is troubling, and we will continue to fight for justice for Tiffany.”

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