Black transgender woman, Pebbles LaDime “Dime” Doe, has been killed in South Carolina, the second transgender woman killed in South Carolina in only two weeks, reported The Post and Courier.

24-year-old Doe was found on Sunday (August 4) slumped over the steering wheel of her car in Allendale County, along the South Carolina-Georgia border. She was identified by family and local LGBTQ advocacy group the Alliance for Full Acceptance.

Little information has been released by Allendale County law enforcement, including information about how she was killed. However, she appeared to have been shot.

Her death comes only about two weeks after trans woman Denali Berries Stuckey was also murdered in South Carolina. Stuckey was found shot dead on the side of the road in North Charleston on July 20.

“We are sounding the alarm,” said Chase Glenn, the executive director of the Alliance for Full Acceptance. “We are in an absolute state of emergency for black transgender women. We are at a crisis point that demands the nation’s attention. Black trans women live at the intersection of multiple marginalize identities, are too often treated as disposable, and are experiencing epidemic levels of violence.”

Doe is the fourth trans woman of color to be killed in South Carolina since 2018 and the 15th known transgender person to be murdered in the U.S. during 2019, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

One Response

  1. leon seymour

    Thats a shame how they be hating on transexuals she was so beatiful and thats a shame how people do stupid stuff and i cant believe how they messed up la dime doe life tbh if that was my women man i would have been going crazy this shit is craz she was a beatiful and she looks like she very cool too at that!!!!!!! i wanna create a law where all sexuality can live and freely i promise that on every trans that got killed if we have to lock up every homophobic thats cool then

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.