Several bridges and the city hall building in Houston were lit up in transgender flag colors to honor the memory of Tracy Single, 22, a Black transgender woman who was found dead in a possible homicide in July.
Police found Single’s body the parking lot of a convenience store at 3:30 am on July 30. Investigators said that her death was not natural but did not specify why they believed that.
According to TransGriot, police were initially not able to identify the victim. A week after her death, police identified her as transgender and contacted their LGBTQ liaisons. Community leader Dee Dee Watters organized a town hall meeting on August 11 to identify her.
This week, the city lit six bridges and city hall up with the colors of the transgender flag – light blue, pink, and white – in the memory of Single.
Single is the sixteenth transgender person known to have been killed in the U.S. this year, and the third in Texas.