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Mia Henderson, Transgender Sister Of NBA Star, Found Murdered In Baltimore

Mia-HendersonThe body of Mia Henderson, 26, a transgender woman living in Baltimore, was discovered lifeless and beaten in an alleyway in the Northwest corner of the city early Wednesday morning.

Mia’s death is causing a stir among LGBT activists in Baltimore, who are tired of seeing crimes like this go unsolved.

At a press conference with Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, Batts tried to assuage frightened community members, telling them, “We want to be strong partners with our LGBT community. Not by talk but by action.” But action remains to be seen.

The Baltimore Sun reports that many of the area’s transgender community who feel threatened by violence also fear being investigated and profiled by police as prostitutes.

The secluded alley Mia was found in is widely known to be a hotbed of drug and prostitution activity.

Mia’s brother is Reggie Bullock, an NBA player for the Los Angeles Clippers. He took to Twitter to express his grief:

There are no current suspects in Mia’s death, and anyone with information is encouraged to come forward.

Police are investigating whether or not the murder is related to another slaying of a transgender woman, Kandy, who was found dead in a field near Coldstream Park Elementary-Middle School on June 3.

Both deaths are being investigated as possible hate crimes.

By:           Dan Tracer
On:           Jul 17, 2014
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  • 4 Comments
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      R.I.P. baby. I hope the next world treats you more kind than this one.

      Jul 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      I hope they find whatever violent ‘phobic SOB did this. He needs to be roasted alive!

      Jul 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Black transsexual women seem to be routinely murdered in America but as far as the mainstream media is concerned it’s a non-issue.

      Jul 17, 2014 at 4:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dtf2013
      dtf2013

      This is so sad. Rest in eternal peace ! Thanks queerty for breaking your norm and showcases the diversity of the heterozygous group and including more than white faces and concerns. #equalitystartshere

      Jul 18, 2014 at 12:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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