Photo by Matt Davis, The Lens
A group of young people from BreakOUT! and ther friends remembered the lives of two of their peers who were recently murdered in New Orleans. Brenting Dolliole, a trans-identified 22 year old, was found beaten to death on November 26, 2011. Just a few weeks later on December 29, 2011, a 23 year-old transgender woman, Githe Goines, was found strangled to death, her body dumped in a scrap yard in eastern New Orleans.
Friday night, a small group of young people gathered to remember their friends. Carrying white roses and candles, they walked down Tulane Ave. to the neutral ground by Tulane and Broad St. Amid evening traffic, they formed a circle, read a poem, reflected on the lives of their friends, and grieved the violence in the city that makes them feel