Remember our dead: Chicago vigil for murdered Mexican transgender woman Agnes Torres Hernández

Photo: A drawing of a femme-presenting Latina woman with dark hair and a white dress with a banner that reads "Rest in peace Agnes Torres Hernández. Te extrañaremos. (You will be missed)." Photo source: Google Images

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Soy Quien Soy: Trans Empowerment Collective, a queer grassroots collective providing support for trans* individuals and their allies in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, is hosting a vigil in memory of Mexican transgender activist Agnes Torres Hernández.

Torres was found murdered outside her home in Puebla, Mexico, on March 12, 2012. Her throat was slit and her body burned and tortured.

The Chicago vigil is for all the members of the community who have experienced homophobia and/or transphobia. Everyone is invited to honor the life and work of Agnes at Broadway Youth Center on March 25, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. NOTE: BYC is not wheelchair accessible, and attendees must walk 1-2 flights of stairs.

For more on the vigil, visit the Facebook event.

For more on Agnes Torres Hernández and her death, visit xQsí Magazine‘s website.

UPDATE: Luis Fernando Bueno Mazzoco, 18, was arrested in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, in connection with the murder. He was one of the last people to have been in contact with Agnes in the hours before her death.

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2 thoughts on “Remember our dead: Chicago vigil for murdered Mexican transgender woman Agnes Torres Hernández

  1. Pingback: Remember our dead: Chicago vigil for murdered Mexican transgender woman Agnes Torres Hernández | QClick Radar

  2. What is really sad about this is the fact some people actually dare to say this was not a hate crime. Do you know the physics behind cutting somebody’s throat?
    There is no way that wasn’t a hate crime, even more disturbing that fact that she was left in the open to be discovered. A message for LGBT people or anyone who is different, intimination.
    My heart goes out to the LGBT in Mexico, them guys have it tough.

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