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HRC Mourns Brenda Bostick, Trans Woman Attacked in New York

HRC was horrified to learn of the death of Brenda Bostick, a transgender woman found with severe injuries on a Manhattan sidewalk on the evening of April 25. Ms. Bostick was hospitalized, but died of her injuries Thursday. The New York City medical examiner has ruled her death a homicide, making her at least thActivists In Chicago Rally For Transgender Protectionse 10th transgender woman killed in the U.S. this year.

New York police have not identified anysuspects in Bostick’s murder, NBC 4 reported, and authorities are asking the public to share any information about the attack. Police also have not said whether Bostick was attacked near Seventh Avenue and 29 Street, where she was found unconscious, or whether she was moved there after being assaulted elsewhere.

Though few details about Bostick’s life have been reported, she is believed to have been homeless at the time she was attacked, according to the New York Post. As HRC and the Trans People of Color Coalition explained in