Tasiyah “Siyah” Woodland Wiki – Tasiyah “Siyah” Woodland Biography

Tasiyah “Siyah” Woodland, an 18-year-old Black transgender woman, was found shot to death near a bar in Mechanicsville, Maryland, last week. She is at least the eighth trans, non-binary or gender non-conforming person to die from violence in the US this year.

Deputies with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were called to the parking lot of the Big Dogs in Paradise bar in Mechanicsville due to a report that shots had been fired, television station WMAR reports. They found Woodland nearby, dead after being shot multiple times. They do not believe her gender identity was a factor in the crime and call it an isolated incident, according to the station. Some police and media reports misinterpreted her and named her dead.

Tasiyah “Siyah” Woodland Age

The age of Tasiyah “Siyah” Woodland was 18 years.


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Tasiyah “Siyah” Woodland was shot and dead

Woodland, who lived in Lexington Park, Maryland, had attended Great Mills High School and was studying at the College of Southern Maryland. She worked at a Hollister clothing store.

“She had several social media profiles, but sadly, she created what she described as her ‘new and final page’ of her two days before her death,” reports Sue Kerr in the Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents. “She had hopes, ambitions, dreams. She celebrated her accomplishments and triumphs. Everything she deserved from her, things taken from her by the gun violence and the transphobia and misogyny that permeates our society.”

Her family has started a GoFundMe campaign to cover her funeral expenses. The page describes Woodland as “encouraging and protective of her loved ones.” After her mother’s death, Woodland “had the courage to begin living in her truth and began her transition, which her family accepted with open arms,” the page notes.


The sheriff’s office has reached out to Woodland’s family, PFLAG of Southern Maryland, and local LGBTQ+ residents “to address concerns about personal and public safety,” reports WMAR.Read More…..

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