Lamia BeardAge 30
17 Jan 2015
Norfolk, Virginia (USA)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/17-Jan-2015/Lamia Beard
Lamia was found suffering from a gunshot wound on the morning of Saturday 17th January. She died in hospital.
According to a news release, Beard was found shortly before 4 a.m. in the 700 block of E. 25th St. suffering from a gunshot wound. [She] was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where [she] died.
“Another one of our sisters has been misgendered in the media,” Lourdes Ashley Hunter of the Trans Women of Color Collective told AlterNet. “Her life has been sensationalized with allegations of prostitution. They are already coloring this murder. They’re framing that our lives don’t matter when they do that. It’s no surprise that this is happening with this narrative because this is how they discredit trans people.”
Lamia loved to travel, loved different cultures and spoke French fluently. She was also apparently an excellent singer, loved music and dancing, and excellent at make-up with perfection. Her favorite singer was Beyonce.
TvT project: The Advocate 23.012015 & Pilot Online 18.01.2015 & Washington Blade 23.01.2015