Supporters of slain transgender woman rally in SF

The transgender community is planning to hold a rally and protest in San Francisco on Tuesday after a transgender woman was fatally stabbed in the Bayview district, where she lived.

Taja DeJesus, 36, was fatally stabbed Feb. 1. No one has been arrested in connection with the killing. However, last week a possible suspect in the killing was found dead of apparent suicide.

DeJesus' 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 that starts at 2 p.m. Others plan to block the intersection of Market Street and Octavia Boulevard near City Hall.Bay Area NewsCrimeCrime & Courtshate crimeTaja DeJesusTransgender

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