In a dark end to the month of June, a fourth trans woman of color has been found murdered in the U.S. — this time shot to death.
The cute and popular lesbian couple was shot down and sexually assaulted in a nice suburban park two years ago.
Police have identified and arrested a teen in connection with the Detroit beating of Christin Howard.
The man was sentenced in the 2013 beating of a bisexual acquaintance in San Mateo; hate-crime charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.
The body of 28-year-old Zoraida "Ale" Reyes was recently found behind a Dairy Queen in the shadow of Disneyland.
Data from 2012 shows that Seattle is one of the larger American cities with the highest rates of anti-LGBT hate crimes in the U.S.