Trans Woman Murdered in Oakland
Last night, a trans woman named Brandy (spelled incorrectly by initial reports as Brandi) was murdered in downtown Oakland (at 13th & Franklin). Not because of some “Oakland is dangerous!” shit, but because of violent trans-misogyny. According to witnesses, a man was harassing her and shot her when he found out she was trans.
Occupy Oakland held a vigil tonight, and there will be a public funeral and homecoming service for Brandy Martell Wednesday, May 9 at 11 a.m. at C.P. Bannon Mortuary, 6800 International Boulevard in Oakland.
Brandy Martell (Photo © Tiffany Woods)
RIP BRANDY, you will not be forgotten.