TDoR 2018 / 2017 / October / 21 / Xiomy Artunduaga

Xiomy Artunduaga

Age 43

21 Oct 2017
Santa Fe, Bogotá, Distrito Capital (Colombia)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/21-Oct-2017/Xiomara Artunduaga

Xiomy Artunduaga
Xiomy Artunduaga

Xiomy was stabbed in the chest during a fight with another trans woman who was also a sex worker.

Like far too many trans people her family did not accept her.

Relatives of the victim went to identify the body of Xiomy whom they only recognize as [deadname], stating that the loss of life sooner or later was a likely result of the fateful lifestyle that [she] had chosen.

"My cousin had at hand all the tools to be someone better, but [she] chose that path and distanced [herself] from the whole family," testified Hugo Artunduaga, a relative of the deceased, who also said that he had been informed of the incident early in the day Sunday.

Centro de Apoyo a las Identidades Trans & HSB Noticias, 23.10.2017

Report added: 1 Sep 2018. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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