LaKendra Andrews, a 26-year-old Black transgender woman, was from Shreveport, Louisiana, and was the founder of a non-profit. According to PGHLesbian Correspondents, LaKendra was “interested in cooking, drawing, dance, baking, and music. She was a fan of Nicki Minaj.”

LaKendra was fatally shot in Dallas, Texas on April 29, 2023, marking the 26th violent killing of a transgender or gender non-conforming person we have identified in 2023. Though LaKendra was killed over six months ago, we are only learning of her death now, as initial reporting misgendered LaKendra. It is only through reporting from the advocacy organization Nu Trans Movement that we were able to identify her death.