Transgender Day of Remembrance: Those We've Lost in 2013

A look back at a few of the transgender men and women who have been slain this year.



Islan Nettles, 21, was on her way to turning her life around when she was beaten to death on the street across from a police station in New York City's Harlem neighborhood in August. Living on her own, working at H&M, and designing her own fashion line, Nettles was apparently doing well in her new identity as a transgender woman until a confrontation with a group of men on Frederick Douglass Boulevard, reports The New York Times. Nettles was struck in the face multiple times, fell into a coma, and then died. Police arrested a college student, Paris Wilson, but another man later came forward and confessed to the crime; the case against Wilson was dismissed Tuesday.