tamara dominguez

Kansas City Calls for Action after Trans Woman’s Murder

“The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project, Una Lucha KC, The Justice Project and One Struggle KC call for action and healing in response to the murder of Tamara Dominguez, a transgender Latina woman, in Kansas City, Missouri. She is the 17th reported homicide of a transgender woman killed since January 1, 2015, according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP).

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project, Una Lucha KC, The Justice Project and One Struggle KC were devastated to learn of Tamara Dominguez’s tragic death on August 17, 2015. Tamara was intentionally run over three times by a large vehicle, sending a threatening, direct message of hate towards other trans-women and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Latin@ communities in Kansas City. Our organizations are working collectively together to help support and advocate with Tamara’s chosen family and friends.

“Our hearts are heavy with grief that another member of our community was taken too soon. We lift up Tamara’s family, friends and the entire transgender and LGBQ communities in love and support through these difficult times.”


Read the rest of the statement from Randall Jenson of the KCAVP here.

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Trans Woman Tamara Dominguez Murdered in Kansas City

The transgender community in Kansas City has been deeply hurt with the news that a transgender woman has been murdered. To add to the pain, Tamara Dominquez, a trans Latina woman, is misgendered in most local news outlets.

Trigger warning for those who have dealt with violence or misgendering:

KCTV5’s report “Transgender woman killed after being run over multiple times”

We will provide more information about a memorial service once arrangements have been made.


(Note: KCTV5 has updated its story to correct the misgendering.)

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