ABC News is reporting that 37-year-old Brandy Martell was shot to death in her car only one block away from city hall in Oakland, CA on Sunday morning.
Until late last year, Martell worked as an outreach worker at the Tri-City Health Center in Fremont which serves the transgender and transsexual community. “When you don’t provide a space in society for people who you think are the other or different, especially transgender women, especially transgender women of color, when you don’t provide spaces for them to be in a safe environment or a safe space, whether it’s socializing or services, this is what happens,” Martell’s friend Tiffany Woods told ABC7.
Brandy’s friends speak of her in the ABC News clip like she was a genuinely beautiful person inside and out. What a tremendous loss of life.
If you know anything about the killing, please contact the Oakland Police Department so Brandy’s murderer can be brought to justice.