TDoR 2018 / 2018 / August / 30 / Dejanay Stanton

Dejanay Stanton

Age 24

30 Aug 2018
Chicago, Illinois (USA)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/30-Aug-2018/Paola dos Reis

Dejanay Stanton
Dejanay Stanton [photo:]

Dejanay was discovered in an alley with a gunshot wound to the head at 12:30 pm on Thursday 30th August after people nearby reported hearing gunshots.

"So we lost another sister here in Chicago. Sending her family and loved ones peace and justice! Rest in power, Dejanay Stanton."

Dejanay's Facebook profile is

Stanton is the 17th trans person murdered in the United States in 2018, and the 13th African American trans person we have lost to anti-trans violence. The part that really irritates and pisses me off is that she is now the eight trans person under age 30 we have lost to anti-trans violence.

Dejanay's Black trans life mattered. When is that point going to be unequvocally acknowledged by the Black cis community, its legacy orgs and its political leaders?

In January 2019 Tremon T. Hill, 17, was charged with first degree murder.

The Advocate and Windy City Times, 30.08.2018

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

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