ADDED ON: 01/14/2021

Transgender Man Murdered in Puerto Rico

01/13/2021 | South Florida Gay News

(WB) A transgender man was murdered in Puerto Rico on Jan. 9. Media reports indicate authorities found Samuel Edmund Damián Valentín’s body in the middle of a highway in Trujillo Alto, a municipality outside of the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan, after a motorist struck the body. WAPA reported Damián had been shot several times. The Puerto Rico television also said authorities initially identified Damián as a woman. Pedro Julio Serrano, founder of Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, a Puerto Rican LGBT rights group, on Tuesday noted to the Washington Blade that Adrián is the seventh trans person murdered in the U.S. commonwealth over the last year.


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