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Amber Minor

Age 40

24 Dec 2023
Raytown, Missouri (USA)

Amber Minor
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Amber's body was found in a driveway on the morning of Christmas Eve.

Black transgender woman Amber Minor was killed on Christmas Eve.

Minor, a Kansas City resident, was shot on the morning of Dec. 24. According to The Kansas City Star, the 40-year-old’s body was discovered in a Raytown, Missouri, driveway on Christmas Eve around 8:35 a.m. Minor was pronounced dead at the scene by authorities after police arrived.

In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, the LGBTQ Commission of Kansas City commented on who Minor was as a person. “Amber was a resilient Black Trans woman who lived a life full of laughter,” the commission wrote.

Minor was also regarded as a “Black Trans woman full of love and life” by Justice Horn, the commission chair in Kansas City.

The LGBTQ Commission of Kansas City acknowledged its collaboration with Transformations KC and local trans support groups to offer support to the community. Following her death, media outlets reportedly misgendered Minor and did not acknowledge her female identity. However, Horn and local transgender rights activists confirmed Minor’s identity and gender.

Report added: 11 Jan 2024. Last updated: 1 Mar 2024

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