Transgender Killings Reflect Deeper Injustice – By Gregory Trotter and Jim Merrell

For the second time in Chicago this year, the life of a gender-variant young person of color was lost to violence.

Donta Gooden’s body was found in an abandoned building on the city’s West Side late in the evening of August 14th. Gooden, 19, who also went by the name “Tiffany,” was stabbed to death just three blocks from where Paige Clay, a 23-year-old transgender woman, was shot and killed in April, according to media reports. The police investigation is ongoing.