Goddess DiamondAge 20
5 Jun 2016
New Orleans,, Louisiana (USA)
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Goddess was found beaten to death in a burning car.
She had been heading to a friend's party in a borrowed car on the night she was killed. According to the medical examiner, she died of blunt force trauma before the car was set alight.
Rest in power, Goddess Diamond. Her chosen first name is not yet known, so the Advocate.com reports that Venus Selenite, a black trans feminine artist, coined the name Goddess for Diamond so that Goddess would not be referred to by her birth name in stories about her death.
We see you, Goddess. We say your name.
Diamond had recently moved back to the area and was working at a Wal-Mart in the French Quarter. She was loved by her friends and family.
“When I asked her if she identified as a man or a woman, she told me that she would answer to both. But being that she was transitioning, I felt that it was the best to refer to her as a woman, and she agreed,” her co-worker, George Melichar, told The New Orleans Advocate. She “was very loved, and was very kind,” Melichar said. “And that’s what makes this more difficult. In addition to losing a friend, we lost an LGBT leader.”
TvT project: The Advocate & Auto Straddle, 05.05.2016