PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A group of United Methodist Church clergy and LGBTQ advocates gathered at Plano’s Christ United Methodist Church on Tuesday to voice their support for the transgender community.
They did this on the heels of a string of murders of transgender women in Dallas.READ MORE: Texas Bill On Increased Police Accountability In Honor Of Botham Jean Signed Into Law
Reverend Dr. Sheron Patterson, who organized the event, said the purpose of their gathering was to say, “No more killings. To say transgender lives matter and we want the community to see that the church cares.”
Those who gathered, prayed and sang in an act of unity they hope will show those in the transgender community they are not alone.READ MORE: Feud Between 2 Groups Of Teens Led To Deadly Mass Shooting In Austin, Police Say
Meanwhile Dallas Police detectives continue to investigate the deaths of three transgender woman.
The most recent one was Chynal Lindsey, whose body was pulled from White Rock Lake last weekend.MORE NEWS: North Texas Officer Helps Wrangle Snake From Inside Man's Car At Shopping Center
Dallas police are now working with the FBI to try find whomever is responsible.