Never Forget

Transgender Day Of Remembrance: Paying Tribute To 10 Victims of Violence

Marcal Camero Tye, 25
Location: Forrest City, Arkansas
Died: March 8, 2011

After the body of trans woman Marcal Camero Tye was discovered on the Arizona highway having been shot and dragged behind a car 300 feet, the St. Francis County Sheriff’s department insisted her death wasn’t a hate crime. “Though Sheriff Bobby May says he hasn’t ruled out anything, he believes this is a routine murder case and not a hate crime,” reported FM 89 News at the time, “he conjectured that Tye might have been out looking for sexual encounters at 2am., [and] then gotten involved in a liaison that somehow went bad.”

Oh that’s all? What a relief.