Two online fundraising efforts are in force to assist family members of Dejanay Stanton, who was know by many as De'janay Lanorra, a transgender woman who was murdered Aug. 30 on Chicago's South Side.
Stanton's mother, Valerie Griffin, confirmed the legitimacy of the fundraisers to Windy City Times.
Meanwhile, the transgender rights coalition Trans Liberation Collective has plans for a Sept. 21 march condemning violence against trans women. The event will take place 6-8 p.m. and begins downtown at the corner of Wacker Drive and Wabash Avenue.
For information on the march, visit www.facebook.com/events/2118354061818019/. To see the fundraisers, go to www.gofundme.com/shysw-she-didn039t-deserve-this and www.gofundme.com/dejanay-dada-stanton .