Friday, June 10, 2016

Updated: R.I.P. Devin Diamond

Devin Diamond
R.I.P. Dec 22, 1995 - June 05, 2016

(Updated: June 19, 2016 - 8:25pm)

Source: George Melichar - In Memory of Devin "Goddess" Diamond & Erica Davis

(Updated: June 11, 2016 - 3:50pm)

6562 steps towards the March To Equality in memory of Devin Diamond during the Inaugural Creole Tomato Festival 5k 2016.

George Melichar's March To Equality:

Source: George Melichar

(Updated: June 11, 2016 - 2:55pm)

Devin Diamond's Memorial & life celebration June 8, 2016.

Source: Hannah Strunk

Source: Hannah Strunk

Source: Hannah Strunk

Source: Hannah Strunk

(Updated: June 11, 2016 - 2:38pm)

June 10, 2016 The New Orleans Advocate reported: The Coroner’s Office has classified the death of Devin Diamond, whose body was found in a burning car in New Orleans East on Sunday, as a homicide. The cause of Diamond’s death, Dr. Jeffrey Rouse said Friday, was “blunt force trauma.”

The Coroner’s Office described Diamond as a male, the same gender listed on Diamond’s Facebook page. But one friend said Diamond was in the midst of a gender transition.
George Melichar, who knew Diamond through a French Quarter retail job, said the two had a conversation on the subject several months ago.

“When I asked her if she identified as a man or a woman, she told me that she would answer to both. But being that she was transitioning, I felt that it was the best to refer to her as a woman, and she agreed,” said Melichar.

“Devin was very loved, and Devin was very kind,” Melichar said. “And that's what makes this more difficult. In addition to losing a friend, we lost an LGBT leader.”

(Original Story: June 10, 2016)

Source: Facebook Devin Diamond

The morning of June 5, 2015 Devin Diamond was found dead in the passenger seat of her car engulfed in flames. After finding out Sunday evening I could not sleep. The next morning I was going to incorporate my training run into visiting the sight of arson and her death. After a few blocks I had to take the bus to New Orleans East. 

Source: George Melichar - #62 Bus view of the Treme, New Orleans

Walking to Flite Court & Alost Street felt like I was walking in the dark looking for a light switch.

Source: George Melichar - Flite Court & Alost Street, New Orleans

Seeing Flite Court was like preparing to climb over a brick wall.  

Source: George Melichar - Flite Court

A local resident showed me the exact spot of the car fire. Devin died next to an automotive shop.

Source: George Melichar

Source: George Melichar

My March To Equality steps in memory of Devin Diamond Dec 22, 1995 - June 05, 2016.

Source: George Melichar - March To Equality steps in honor of Devin Diamond

Rest In Peace my friend...

Source: George Melichar - #62 Bus view home, New Orleans

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  1. A fine tribute George! <3

  2. What a terrible loss, I'm so sorry to read this George. Sending you and NOLA love and light.