INTO: Trans Missouri Teen Ally Steinfeld Killed, Misgendered in Early Reports

September 27, 2017

“A Missouri teen who was brutally murdered and whose body was found earlier this month is also transgender, according to her own social media posts.

Seventeen year-old Ally Steinfeld’s homicide was covered in several outlets, but her trans identity was not mentioned, though some local media did allude to the fact that she went by a different name than her birth name on some social media.

According to the Washington Post, family reported Steinfeld missing on September 14 after saying they hadn’t seen her in a few weeks. Steinfeld’s burned body was discovered later in September 70 miles east of Springfield, Missouri…”

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