Nevada Transgender Woman Shot by her Neighbor

Elizabeth Cole. Photo Via GoFundMe

Elizabeth Cole, a 43-year-old transgender woman, was shot in the neck by her neighbor in Henderson, Nevada on Januar 28. 

 Police arrested Kenneth Lamont Martin in the shooting, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He’s being held on $150,000 bail, facing a charge of attempted murder and a hate crime.

“I’ve been offended so many times — thousands of times, I’ve been offended as a trans person,” she said, according to the Review-Journal. “What would I do if I had the justification to shoot everyone who had offended me?”

Cole doesn’t know when or whether the bullet will be taken out of her neck, and at the time, she thought she was supposed to die.

She said, “being who you are is worth dying for.”


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