Houstonians Say Goodbye To Asia Foster By Thalia Green

Houstonians Say Goodbye To Asia Foster By Thalia Green

Twenty two year old Asia Foster; a black transgender was killed and shot to death in Houston, Texas. Her death marks her to be the 38th transgender person in the year 2020 and 3rd in the state. 

 

Transgender Day of Remberance is an annual event celebrated on November 20th and it is intended to remember and honor those who lost their lives to transphoic violence. 

 

It was stated the last friends and family heard from Asia was when she was getting ready to go on her date the evening of November 20th. 

 

“ Police said that it was a woman found with multiple gun wounds that’s up the street from where [Asia] lived,” Foster vocalized .. “ I’m like. Please not her. I’m praying it is not her”. 

 

Her friends and family wanted to display Asia’s life by hosting a vigil outside of Montrose Center, an advocate LBTQ organization. 

 

“Asia’s death is reported to have occurred on Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day on which we honor those in our community we’ve lost to fatal violence. The fact we marked the most violent year on record only to be met with yet another tragedy is unacceptable,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper. “Asia and Skylar’s deaths should be a call to action for us all.”“Asia’s death is reported to have occurred on Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day on which we honor those in our community we’ve lost to fatal violence. The fact we marked the most violent year on record only to be met with yet another tragedy is unacceptable,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper. “Asia and Skylar’s deaths should be a call to action for us all.”