"Today is also an important opportunity to listen and learn to increase both competence and compassion."
"We stand together as the Black community, except when it comes to the injustice being done to Black LGBTQIA+ folks."
The body of Nina Pop, 28, was discovered inside of her apartment in Sikeston, Missouri. Police say she had been stabbed several times.
The circumstances behind Elisha Chanel Stanley's death have yet to be determined; however, some friends suspect foul play.
Jamson Richemond, 29, was identified as a suspect in connection to Bee Love Slater's death, although he has not yet been charged.
Bee Love Slater, 23, is the 18th known trans person to be killed this year in the U.S. Most of the victims have been Black trans women.
Kiki Fantroy is the 13th (known) Black transgender woman to be violently killed in the United States since the beginning of the year.