Gayletter Magazine Issue 13
When reflecting on the strengths of our community, we must still carve out a special space for all those who didn’t make it this far. On our cover are the faces of six trans women murdered in 2020 because they chose to live their lives as their most authentic selves. @anthonypeytonyoung’s collaged drawing memorializes these women as part of an ongoing series called 'Say Their Names' that features Black lives who were taken by police brutality. Anthony’s work felt destined for our cover the moment we saw it.
“Say Their Names: IX” (2020). Brayla Stone (died June 25, 2020, age 17), Shaki Peters (died July 1, 2020, age 32), Marilyn Cazares (died July 13, 2020, age 22), Kee Sam (died August 12, 2020, age 24), Angel Unique (died October 25, 2020, age 25), Skylar Heath (died November 4, 2020, age 20).
Other stories in this issue include interviews with Shamir, Anthony Bowens, Man On Man, Ian Faden, Junior Mintt, Jordan Firstman, Chiquitita and much more.