Gwen Amber Rose Araujo

Age 17

Newark, California (USA)

Beaten and strangled. 3 Oct 2002

Gwen was beaten and strangled to death at a house party by Michael Magidson, Jose Merél, Jaron Nabors and Jason Casarez after they discovered that she was transgender.




Amanda Jofré Cerda

 

Chile

Murdered. 24 Nov 2002

Amanda was murdered, allegedly by Winston Michelson del Canto.




Chandini, aka Nazir

Age 22

Bangalore, Karnataka (India)

Burned. 1 Dec 2002

Chandini was a 22 year old hijra who was burned to death.




Fernanda (Boris Javier) Covarrubias

 

San Felipe, San Felipe de Aconcagua (Chile)

Murdered. 4 Dec 2002

Fernanda was mutilated. No other information is known.




Tamyra Michaels

Age 26

Highland Park, Michigan (USA)

Shot. 14 Dec 2002

Tamyra was shot. No other information is known.




Georgina Matehaere

 

Auckland (New Zealand)

Beaten. 22 Dec 2002

Beaten with a baseball bat, allegedly by Joe Tua "Bucket" Coleman.




Nizah Morris

Age 47 (born 19 Oct 1955)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)

Beaten. 24 Dec 2002

Nizah was found with a fatal head wound in Center City shortly after a “courtesy ride” from Philadelphia police. She died at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital after she was...




Ze Galhinha

 

Brazil

Shot. 31 Dec 2002

Ze was shot, allegedly by a military police officer.




Timothy "Cinnamon" Broadus

Age 21

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (USA)

Shot. 8 Jan 2003

Cinnamon was shot multiple times. No other information is known.




Nikki Nicholas

Age 19

Green Oak Township, Michigan (USA)

Shot. 21 Feb 2003

Nikki was shot dead and her body found in a farmhouse. Her case was still unsolved 16 years later.




Danisha Victoria Principal Williams

 

Bradenton, Florida (USA)

Murdered. 28 Feb 2003

Danisha was murdered. No other information is known.




Name Unknown

 

Cali, Valle del Cauca (Colombia)

Stabbed. 6 Mar 2003

The victim was a trans woman who was stabbed multiple times. Her identity is unknown.




Ronald Andrew Brown

 

Frenchville, Rockhampton, Queensland (Australia)

Stabbed. 7 Mar 2003

Ronald was stabbed to death, allegedly by Jason Edward Piper.




Merlinka (Vjeran Miladinovic)

 

Belgrade (Serbia)

Beaten. 22 Mar 2003

Merlinka was beaten to death. No other information is known.




Jorge Rafael Cruz

 

Ciudad de Guatemala (Guatemala)

Murdered. 25 Mar 2003

Jorge was murdered. No other information is known.




Kim Mimi Young

 

Washington, D.C. (USA)

Stabbed. 9 Apr 2003

Kim was stabbed. No other information is known.




Jessica Mercado

Age 24

New Haven, Connecticut (USA)

Stabbed and burnt. 9 May 2003

Jessica was stabbed to death in her apartment. Her killer, 32-year-old Michael Streater, then set the bed and body on fire in an apparent attempt to cover up the crime.




Hendricks Thomas aka Tanesha Starr

 

Birmingham, Alabama (USA)

Stabbed. 22 May 2003

Tanesa was stabbed multiple times. No other information is known.




Shelby Tracey Tom

 

North Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)

Murdered. 31 May 2003

Shelby was murdered, allegedly by Jatin Patel.




Debbie Gould

Age 33

London (United Kingdom)

Suicide. 31 May 2003

Debbie died by suicide. The exact date of her death is not known, but it was sometime in May 2003.




Michael Charles Hurd

Age 23

Houston, Texas (USA)

Shot. 18 Jun 2003

Michael was shot. No other information is known.




Dayana Valverde

 

Ciudad de Guatemala (Guatemala)

Shot. 1 Jul 2003

Shot




Rogelio Jiménez Cortez

 

Ciudad de Guatemala (Guatemala)

Shot. 4 Jul 2003

Shot




Ericka (Erick David) Yáñez

 

San Pedro Sula, Cortés (Honduras)

Shot. 15 Jul 2003

Shot and killed, allegedly by a police officer




Cinnamon (Kendrick) Perry

 

Houston, Texas (USA)

Shot. 20 Jul 2003

Shot to death




Nireah Johnson

Age 17

Indianapolis (USA)

Shot. 22 Jul 2003

Nireah and her friend Brandie Coleman were murdered by Paul Moore after Moore discovered that Nireah was transgender. He then set their vehicle on fire.




Brandie Coleman

Age 18

Indianapolis (USA)

Shot. 22 Jul 2003

Brandie (who was a cisgender woman) and her friend Nireah Johnson were murdered by Paul Moore after Moore discovered that Nireah was transgender. He then set their vehicle on fire.




Selena çlvarez-Hernández

 

Council Bluffs, Iowa (USA)

Stabbed. 31 Jul 2003

Selena was stabbed several times. No other information is known.




Amirilis

 

Ciudad de Guatemala (Guatemala)

Shot. 3 Aug 2003

Amirilis was shot. No other information is known.




Marcelo Cesar Goulart

 

Criciúma, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

Stabbed. 8 Aug 2003

Marcelo was stabbed several times. No other information is known.




Bella Evangelista

Age 25

Washington, D.C. (USA)

Shot. 16 Aug 2003

Bella was shot by Antoine Jacobs after he discovered that she was transgender.




Emonie Kiera Spaulding

Age 25

Washington, D.C. (USA)

Shot. 20 Aug 2003

Emonie was shot, allegedly by Antwan D. Lewis, after he had picked her up in his car. Lewis was later charged with her murder.




Cassandra "Tula" Do

 

Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Strangled. 26 Aug 2003

Cassandra was strangled. No other information is known.




Debbie Fox

Age 48

Radcliffe, Greater Manchester (United Kingdom)

Suicide. 26 Aug 2003

Debbie died by suicide just a few month after transitioning. Her family had apparently not reacted well.




Enrico Taglialatela

 

Napoli, Campania (Italy)

Burned. 30 Aug 2003

Enrico was burned. No other information is known.