- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The transgender community is holding a rally and protest in San Francisco after a transgender woman was fatally stabbed in the Bayview neighborhood where she lived.

KTVU reports (https://bit.ly/1KErX6T ) Tuesday that 36-year-old Taja DeJesus was fatally stabbed Feb. 1. No one has been arrested for the killing.

The victim’s mother, Pamela Linda DeJesus said her daughter moved to San Francisco about a decade ago to be in a place where she felt accepted and safe.

The motive in the killing has not been released. Police have not called the slaying a hate crime.

Supporters plan to rally at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, calling for an end to violence against transgender people.

Some people also plan to speak at the Board of Supervisors meeting. Others plan to block the intersection of Market Street and Octavia Boulevard.


Information from: KTVU-TV.

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