Lisa Love was a 35-year-old Black transgender woman from Chicago, Illinois who one friend described as “funny, smart, beautiful and a breath of fresh air to this world.” Tragically, on October 17, 2023, she was fatally shot in Chicago, Illinois while walking home from a friend’s house. Lisa’s death is at least the 24th violent killing of a transgender or gender non-conforming person in 2023. We say “at least” because too often these deaths go unreported — or misreported. The Human Rights Campaign is deeply saddened to report on Lisa’s passing.

Lisa’s cousin remembered her as “An all-around good person who did not deserve this. A loving, caring, free-spirited person. Always smiling and laughing.”