Transgender Man Beaten to Death in Vermont Homeless Shelter: VIDEO

Amos Beede Transgender Murder Victim Vermont

A transgender man has died of injuries including head trauma, facial fractures and broken ribs following a reported attack in a Vermont homeless shelter.

Despite a positive initial prognosis, Amos Beede (38) of Milton, Vermont died Sunday at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

There have been a large number of recent violent assaults on transgender people in the U.S. In January, 23-year-old Monica Loera was murdered in Texas. In February, a 25-year-old man pleaded guilty to the fatal beating of trans woman Islan Nettles.


The National Center for Transgender Equality has noted that homelessness is a critical issue for transgender people:

“One in five transgender individuals have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives. Family rejection and discrimination and violence have contributed to a large number of transgender and other LGBQ-identified youth who are homeless in the United States – an estimated 20-40% of the more than 1.6 million homeless youth.”

RELATED: Slaughter Of Young Black Trans Women Intensifies, With 5 Murders Reported In 1 Week

According to ABC, police said the possibility of a hate crime in relation to the murder of Beede is under consideration.

Watch a report on Beede’s murder below.

(Top image via Twitter)

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