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Brianna Ulmer/Brianna Hamilton

Age 25

17 Sep 2021
Chicago, Illinois (USA)

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Brianna Ulmer/Brianna Hamilton
Brianna Ulmer/Brianna Hamilton [photo:]

Brianna was shot in the head in the early hours on Friday 17th September and died in hospital. Her death follows that of Disaya Monaee Smith on 6th September.

A 25-year-old Black trans Chicago woman is the latest victim of the ongoing campaign of terror targeting the trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming community.

Her name was Brianna Ulmer, also known as Briana Hamilton and Brinasty. She was shot to death in the early morning hours in the 7800 block of South Bishop, Auburn/Gresham neighborhood, South Side on September 17, 2021. From WGN9 (I fixed the misgendering)

Officers responded to a person shot in the 7800 block of S. Bishop around 6:30 a.m. Friday. Upon arrival, a person was found with a gunshot wound to the head. They were transported to Holy Cross Hospital where they were pronounced dead. No one is in custody. Area 2 Detectives are investigating.

Brianna lived in Chicago. Her social media feed is filled with affirmative self-love content as well as observations on culture, fashion, and society. It was just like the feed of most 25 year olds. She shared a recent trip to Detroit and posted sadly about the death of a local young man in her community. Her vibrancy is palpable. And that makes her death from a gunshot wound to the head in the early morning on the Chicago sidewalk so … numbing.

As of this post, the police had no leads and issued no more information. Notification of the community was delayed – as usual – by misgendering and deadnaming Brianna. Her friends and family stepped right up on that in the midst of their grief to set the record straight, a task most families don’t have to worry about during these times.

Brianna's Facebook profiles are and

Report added: 19 Sep 2021. Last updated: 12 Nov 2021

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