A San Francisco trans youth leader was charged with murder Monday
in the fatal stabbing of her 56-year-old boyfriend, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Akira Tajah Jackson, 24, born David Gavin, met her boyfriend, Alan Gray, at Diva's nightclub in San Francisco a year and a half ago, police said. Gray, who was aware of Jackson's transgender identity, was killed at his home in Walnut Creek last Thursday.
According to Contra Costa County prosecutor Barry Grove, Gray called 911 shortly before he died, saying Jackson had assaulted him. Responding officers said Gray had been stabbed in the chest and also had a broken nose and bruises on his face. He was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he was pronounced dead. Jackson was arrested at the crime scene.
Jackson had worked for T-LISH, Transgender Ladies Initiating Sisterhood, at the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center in San Francisco.