Puerto Rican advocates declare ‘state of emergency’ after seventh transgender person killed on island 

Friday, January 22, 2021 - 4:19pm


Samuel Edmund Damián Valentín, a young transgender man, was found dead in the middle of a highway in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 9. Valentín's death marked the seventh known transgender person to be killed on the island in the past 12 months. Advocates are urging authorities to consider his death a hate crime and to take further actions to stop the anti-trans violence in Puerto Rico. The World's Bianca Hillier reports.