You can call it domestic violence, intimate partner violence or partner abuse. Here, it all comes down to physical violence resulting in death. An intimate partner is a person you has a close personal relationship with. You are emotionally connected, connect regularly in person or identify as a couple.
This can include husbands, wives, sexual partners, boyfriends or girlfriends. In countries where LGBTQ+ rights are not fully developed (or don’t exist at all), the law can be against the victim.
LGBTQ+ relationships are sometimes shrouded in silence and secrecy. The relationship can be kept hidden from family and even an entire community. Some studies show domestic violence is more common with LGBTQ+ relationships.
Some of the people who died at the hands of an intimate partner are:
“Transgender” is a broad term. Trans people have a gender identity different from the gender they were born with. “Trans” is a shortform for transgender.
When a trans person is murdered, identifying them as trans can be a problem. Sometimes they will called a transvestite, transsexual or transgender person. A person’s gender identity can be hard to get right, especially if they are dead and unable to say for themselves. These things are never set in stone, and they change depending on time, place, context and on who you’re talking to. Sometimes, years after a murder, the deceased will be identified as a different gender.
Some of the trans people who were murdered are: