Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien

 

 

Age: 42

 

Summary: transgender rights activist who was the founder of Miss Trans America beauty pageant to highlight the beauty of transgender women from across the region, who also helped launch the Miss Trans New England pageant and was one of the organizers of the first New England Trans Pride event in 2008.

 

 

Cause of Death: Stabbed and beaten to death by her husband during an argument

 

Born: December 2, 1975

 

Died: January 5, 2018

 

Location: North Adams, Massachusetts