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Vigil held for slain Miami transgender woman

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding Kristina Gomez Reinwald's death

“Kristina now unfortunately becomes the latest transwoman whose life was taken by a murderer who needs to be expeditiously brought to justice.”

Kristina Gomez Reinwald

— A press release issued by Unity Coalition, South Florida’s Hispanic LGBT rights group, in response to the Feb. 15 slaying of Kristina Gomez Reinwald, also known as Kristina Grant Infiniti, a 46-year-old prominent transgender artist and performer from Miami. According to the Miami Herald, members of South Florida’s LGBT community held a candlelight vigil Thursday evening to honor her life and call for justice as the investigation into her death continues. Infiniti is the seventh transgender woman to be killed in the United States in 2015, according to Gina Duncan, the transgender inclusion director for LGBT rights organization Equality Florida.

Image credit: Facebook group: Vigil for Kristina Grant Infiniti and Transgender Women of Color

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