This absolutely needs to stop.
It’s with a heavy heart that we must report that yet another transgender woman was just murdered early Tuesday morning.
Kiesha Jenkins was a 22-year-old who was reportedly jumped by five or six men after exiting a car at about 2:30am yesterday in West Philadelphia.
Police are saying that the Temple University student did not know her attackers, but was beaten by the men before being shot twice in the back by one of her assailants.
Kiesha was rushed to a nearby hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.
What makes this tragic story even more heartbreaking is that Kiesha’s death marks at least the 21st reported murder in the transgender community this year.
Our thoughts are with Kiesha’s friends and family at this difficult time.
[Image via Kiesha Jenkins/Facebook.]