In Remembrance (2014)

TW: suicide, murder, anti-LGBT violence.

This is the list of people whose stories I am electing to spotlight specifically during the Week of Action – there are 189 people on the “official list” for 2014, but I also encourage you to recognize anyone whose story has meaning to you. Some are suicide victims. Some are hate crime victims. Some are LGBT people whose murders are unsolved. Others have an entirely different story to tell. All faced a world that is often hostile and violent toward LGBT people and those perceived to be LGBT. They were not the first of their kind and they will not be the last, and the fact that there are so many highlights just how much work is still to be done.

2014 is a milestone anniversary for 17 individuals on this list: Samantha Johnson (5), Tyli’a Mack (5) Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado (5), Kamilla (5), Ian Baynham (5), Jaheem Herrera (5), Carl Walker-Hoover (5), August Provost (5), Brian Williamson (10), Scotty Joe Weaver (10), Dano Fetty (10), FannyAnn Eddy (10), Steen Fenrich (15), Gary Matson (15), Winfield Mowder (15), Barry Winchell (15), and Charlie Howard (30).

Red (Life)
Mylène
Andrew Anthos
Gwen Araujo
Bill Bailey
Paige Clay
Kyra Cordova
Amancio Corrales
Ukea Davis
CeCe Dove
Lorena Escalera
Steen Fenrich
Sakia Gunn
Erika Keels
Leon Maples
Fred Martinez Jr.
Rafael Morelos
Ncumisa Mzamelo
Islan Nettles
Domonique Newburn
Chanelle Pickett
Cathy Thomas
Eddie Warren
Inez Warren
James Warren
Carmen White
Diamond Williams
Brian Williamson

Orange (Healing)
Jay
Grayce Baxter
Raymond Buys
Eric Calitz
Tyler Clementi
Lateisha Green
Bobby Griffith
Rita Hester
Tyra Hunter
Samantha Johnson
Tyli’a Mack
Konyale Madden
Brandy Martell
Clarence McCloskey Jr.
Lucy Meadows
Nizah Morris
Thanh Nguyen
Phumeza Nkolonzi
Phillip Parker
Jack Reese
Matthew Shepard
Betty Skinner
Vlad Tornovoi
Nicolas Van Der Walt
Juana Vega
Perry Waters Jr.
Nick West

Yellow (Sunshine)
Justin Aaberg
Luther Boggs
B.B.*
Asher Brown
Lawrence Corrêa Biancão
Taysia Elzy
Jeffrey Fehr
Nicole Galisteu
Skip Getchell Jr.
John Golding Sr.
Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar
Glenn Green
Sean Kennedy
Larry King
January Lapuz
Fred Mangione
Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado
Mitch Mitchell
Eric Mohat
Eyricka Morgan
Michael Sandy
Laryssa Silveira
Ryan Skipper
Seth Walsh
Scotty Joe Weaver
Kenneth Weishuhn Jr.
Simmie Williams Jr.

Green (Nature)
Catherine
Gaye
Kamilla
Ian Baynham
Ramazan Cetin
Bill Clayton
Dominic Crouch
Shirley Hauser
Jaheem Herrera
Talana Kreeger
Chloe Lacey
Thapelo Makutle
Patricia Mashigo
Gary Matson
Andritha Morifi
Winfield Mowder
Allen Schindler Jr.
Eudy Simelane
Sihle Skotshi
Emonie Spaulding
Sheila Viegas Silva
Carlos Vigil
Carl Walker-Hoover
Rebecca Wight
Julie Williams
Lollie Winans
Duduzile Zozo

Blue (Serenity/Harmony)
Reggie Adams
Kaique Batista dos Santos
Hugh Cooley
Jody Dobrowski
Brandon Elizares
Roxanne Ellis
Dano Fetty
Adam Fontenot
David Gary
Tiffany Gooden
Ken Harrington
Charlie Howard
Nireah Johnson
Ayden Keenan-Olsen
Bill Larson
Bobby Lumpkin
Cameron McWilliams
Zoliswa Nkonyana
Mollie Olgin
Danny Overstreet
Josh Pacheco
August Provost
Sanesha Stewart
Brandon Teena
Stephanie Thomas
Coko Williams
Barry Winchell

Purple (Spirit)
Michelle Abdill
Jadin Bell
Tiffany Berry
Eric James Borges
Horace Broussard
Mark Carson
Becky Dowski
FannyAnn Eddy
Bella Evangelista
Esmeralda Garcia Retes
Jim Hambrick
Jamie Hubley
Duanna Johnson
Corey Jones
Deoni Jones
Dwayne Jones
Brittany Kidd-Stergis
Chanel Larkin
Landon Lopez-Brandies
Cecilia Marahouse
Bud Matyi
Noxolo Nogwaza
Dora Özer
Jamey Rodemeyer
Agnes Torres Sulca
Nikki Williams
Angie Zapata

Rainbow (Hope/Promise)
UpStairs Lounge Unknown #1
UpStairs Lounge Unknown #2
UpStairs Lounge Unknown #3
Camila
Didem
Joe Adams
Guy Andersen
Dalva Dalvanei Alves Pereira
Demetrio Apaza Mayta
Thalia Batista Mendes
Britney Crosby
Victoria da Silva Costa
Marcio Sergio de Lima
Guilherme de Souza
Donald Dunbar
Gerry Gordon
John Lloyd Griffin
Crystal Jackson
Ferris LeBlanc
Puja Mondal
Bobby Saha
Gisberta Salce Jr.
Isa Shakhmarli
Larry Stratton
Tommy Lee Trimble
Doug Williams Jr.
Cassandra Zapata

*Note: B.B. is a youth who recently committed suicide allegedly due to bullying. Because nothing has been confirmed and his death was so recent, he will be referred to only as “B.B.” for privacy reasons.

Author: Meg

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