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Vigil held for transgender teen killed on Labor day

Posted at 9:48 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 23:24:18-04

BALTIMORE — Friday night the LGBTQ came together after one of their sisters was killed.

RELATED: 17-year-old Bailey Reeves was shot in Northeast Baltimore on Labor Day.

Several LGBTQ groups came together to remember Reeves at a vigil in the YNot Lot in Charles Village.

Bailey’s older brother Thomas Reeves said that his sister was never afraid to be herself.

“Be yourself live your life to the fullest and tell somebody that you love them because you don’t know when the last chance is,” Thomas Reeves said.

Iya Dammons with Baltimore Safe Haven put on the vigil.

She runs a non profit shelter for members of the LGBTQ community.

“By being trans any kind of way or a LGBTQ person you’re a friend of mine, you’re a sister of mine,” Dammons said. “As a whole and community we take that to everything that we do. She’s whole in us. We may not have known her physically, but her spirit is here with us.”

Reeves was the 17th transgender person killed in the United States this year.