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19th trans person killed in the US this year

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Tiffany Thomas, a 38-year-old black trans woman, was shot to death in Dallas, Texas, on April 24, making her the 19th known trans person to have been killed in the US this year alone.

The Dallas police department said Thomas was found at a car wash and pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is being treated as a homicide but it is unclear if any suspects have been identified.

Following the news of Thomas’s death, Tori Cooper, the Human Rights Campaign’s director of community engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative, said: “Tiffany did not deserve to die — none of the transgender and gender non-conforming people who have been killed this year deserved to lose their lives.

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