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Friends of transgender woman who was found dead gather in Santa Ana
Friends of transgender woman who was found dead gather in Santa Ana

On Friday evening, Macrina Reyes addressed a crowd of 120 people in Santa Ana, referring to them as her daughter’s family. They had gathered to honor Zoraida “Ale” Reyes, a 28-year-old transgender woman whose body was found in a parking lot behind an Anaheim restaurant Thursday morning. Some held signs that said, “Trans lives matter” or “Love and respect our transgender community.” “I didn’t know the family my daughter had, but I thank you,” Macrina Reyes said in Spanish. “I know she’s here uniting us.” Reyes' high school friend Zuleica Zepeda, 30, sang a Canadian song titled “Women’s Warrior Song” and ended it with the crowd putting their fists in the air. Moments later the...

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