LGBT Outreach Worker and Transwoman Brandy Martell Shot And Killed In Oakland CA

Brandy Martell, a transwoman who worked at an outreach center for the transgender and transsexual community was shot to death this weekend in Oakland CA.

37-year-old Brandy Martell was sitting behind the wheel of her car around 5:15 a.m. Sunday when one or two men walked up and began a conversation. A witness told ABC7 the conversation was cordial, but then a few minutes later, one of the men became angry and fired into the car right where Martell was sitting…

…Investigators are talking to witnesses and trying to figure out exactly what led up to the shooting. It could be considered a hate crime if they find out that the shooter was motivated by a perception of the victim’s sexual identity

Very tragic, and sad.  Another precious life lost to hate and bigotry.

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