Caitlyn Jenner Mourning Murdered Transgender Women India Clarke And K.C. Haggard
Caitlyn Jenner is mourning the murders of India Clarke and K.C. Haggard. On Tuesday night, the star posted a sorrowful tribute to the transgender women on her official website.
Under a post titled “In Loving Memory,” Jenner wrote, “Last week two transgender women were murdered named India Clarke and K.C. Haggard. 11 trans women have been killed in the United States in the past six months — most of them trans women of color. My condolences to those who loved India, K.C., and all of the other victims. No one should be killed simply because they are transgender.”
Jenner encouraged her fans to “learn more about the violence trans people face” via a report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs.” Clarke, 25, was beaten to death in Florida last Tuesday, making her the 10th trans woman killed in the United States this year. Tragically, 66-year-old Haggard became the 11th homicide last Thursday when she was fatally stabbed in California.
The sad message came one day after Jenner’s latest blog post for WhoSay, in which she wrote about the suicide of transgender teen Kyler Prescott. As Gossip Cop reported, Jenner opened up about meeting with Kyler’s mom, and the grieving mother praised the reality star for her efforts to help the transgender community.
As Gossip Cop previously noted, Jenner’s E! docu-series “I Am Cait,” which premiered last Sunday, will focus partly on her advocac. On Monday, however, Raven-Symone, who is openly gay, said on “The View” that she thinks Jenner is moving “too fast” in trying to position herself as an LGBT advocate. Tell us what you think of Jenner posting about Clarke and Haggard’s deaths below.