Maryland woman Zella Ziona 21st transgender person killed this year

A 21-year-old transgender woman was shot to death at a Maryland shopping center Thursday afternoon, according to police.

Zella Ziona was found in an alleyway near a Washington, D.C. parking lot with a gunshot wound to her head. She later died at a hospital, according to WJLA.

Police: Philadelphia Trans Woman Kiesha Jenkins, Beaten Then Shot To Death By Group of Men

Philadelphia police have asked for the public's help in finding the men who attacked and killed a transgender woman early morning Tuesday.

Kiesha Jenkins, 22, of North Philadelphia, had been riding in a car that dropped her off at 13th and Wingohocking Streets around 2:30 a.m., said homicide Capt. James Clark.

Minutes after she got out of the car, Jenkins was set upon by five to six men who surrounded and beat her, Clark said. One of them pulled out a gun and shot her twice in the back, he added. She was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Touching Video Captures Mom Surprising Her Trans Daughter With First Dose Of Hormones

A supportive mother surprised her transgender teen daughter with her first dose of hormone therapy - something she had been waiting two years for - in a moving video chronicling the life-changing moment.

Erica Maison, a mother-of-five from Detroit, Michigan, filmed 14-year-old Corey's heart-wrenching reaction to finding her estrogen prescription hidden behind a couch cushion after two-and-half years of waiting to begin hormone therapy before she stopped the camera to embrace her daughter.

T-Time With The Gurlz Season 3 Trailer

"T-time with the gurlz" is a youtube talk show with 3 transgender women with 1 guest from different walks of life who come together to discuss the recent trans issues. Tea is spilled & shade is dished as the gurlz discuss a variety of topics in the season 3 premiere ep.1 including how long after you start transistioning are you considered transgender.

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Missouri Trans Teen Voted Homecoming Queen By Her Classmates

Oak Park High School's 2015 homecoming court is breaking stereotypes and making history.

The senior class nominated its first transgender student for homecoming queen, and it was announced Saturday that she won the title.

Landon Patterson always dreamed of riding in the parade and joining the ranks of the high school tradition, but never thought classmates would look at her as a female.

President Obama appoints first transgender White House staff member

President Barack Obama has appointed the first openly transgender White House staff member, according to an announcement Tuesday.

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, a former policy adviser at the National Center for Transgender Equality, will serve as an outreach and recruitment director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.

Community leaders and advocates lauded the administration's decision and called Freedman-Gurspan a role model, praising her work to empower members of the LGBT community.

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