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Kourtney Yochum Becomes The 7th Reported Trans Person Murdered This Year

At 1:20 pm yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles, 32-year-old trans woman of color Kourtney Yochum, who also went by Quartney Davia Dawsonn-Yochum on Facebook, was shot and murdered following a domestic dispute with man who has been arrested. (Some very graphic images have been posted and removed from Kourtney Yochum’s Facebook, so please click through with caution.) Yochum, who lived at the Gateways Apartments, described as a “perm., anent supportive housing project for formerly chronically homeless individuals” by the LA Times, was a beloved member of her community and will be sorely missed. She becomes the seventh trans person murdered in the US this year.

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