The Walker Family Calls for Action and Healing in Wichita, Kansas in Response to the Murder of Reese Walker, a Transgender Black Woman
The LGBTQ community is calling for action and a thorough investigation of her murder by law enforcement; for more accurate, sensitive coverage of her murder by mainstream media; and for others to understand the impact her murder has on members of the Black LGBTQ and transgender communities' sense of safety in Wichita.
"Hopefully [people] can realize that we're striving towards becoming a more authentic version of ourselves."
What happened to Islan Nettles is neither unique nor remarkable. Too often, this is what happens when someone dies at the hands of anti-transgender violence. Victims are forgotten, perpetrators are let free, and the world moves on as though nothing happened.
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