Locals worry that the death of Torrance Cheeves, also known as Miss Whoochie, may be a hate crime.
#BlackLivesMatter organizers plan to draw attention to the wave of fatal violence against this population during TransLiberation Tuesday.
A witness says a gunman made antigay remarks before firing into a restaurant, striking one woman.
Richard Danter had already done time for robbery and the attempted rape of a young woman with learning disabilities.
If convicted, both men face a maximum life sentence in federal prison.