Trans woman of color in killed in Florida, tenth in 2015’s increase in violence against trans individuals
- India Clarke was found murdered in Tampa by blunt force trauma to the upper body.
- India is the ninth trans woman of color and tenth trans person killed so far in 2015, which is consistent with a trend of year-over-year increases in violence rates experienced by the trans community.
- Local police and media have persistently misgendered Clarke in reports and stated gender identity is not considered a factor in her death, instead focusing on Clarke’s history of sex work and drug activity.
“India Clarke’s death is a tragedy that is made worse by egregious misgendering by local police and media.”
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