Elise Malary had dedicated her life to "lifting up" the Illinois LGBTQ community through her advocacy work. Now, her death is renewing fears of violence against Black trans women, in particular.


Suspended Virginia Tech football player Isimemen Etute has been indicted on second-degree murder charges stemming from the killing of a trans woman he met on Tinder. He allegedly beat Jerry Smith to death after finding out he wasn't a biological woman.