A transgender woman in New York has died after being beaten by a group of men who attacked her and yelled gay slurs.
The victim, 21-year-old Islan Nettles, died Thursday in a Harlem hospital after being taken off life support five days following the attack.
Nettles was pronounced brain after being beaten on the street by one of her Facebook friends, 20-year-old Paris Wilson.
According to Nettles’ family, the young woman had two Facebook profiles – one using her birth name Vaughn Nettles and another ‘female’ profile.
Wilson was friends with Nettles on her female profile.
When she ran into Wilson last Saturday near a police precinct on Eighth Avenue and 147th Street in Harlem, he started flirting with her.
But his male friends were quick to inform him that Nettles was born a man.
May Her Soul RIP