Pride Month: Ramiro “Kimberly” Avila Jr.

In honor of Pride Month I’m featuring a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer missing person every day for the month of June. Today’s case is Ramiro Avila Jr., aka Kimberly. Avila disappeared on May 13, 2017 (one year and one month ago exactly) from Brownsville, Texas, at the age of 32.

NamUs says Avila is a trans woman, so that is what the Charley Project says also. However, in articles I found about the case, Avila’s brother was quoted saying Avila is gay. Shrug.

Regardless of the gender identity, although born male, Avila went out at night as a female sex worker named Kimberly, in makeup, wig and women’s clothing.

Per media statements given by family, Kimberly had been a regular in Brownsville for years and always came home when her working night was done. Except for the day when she suddenly didn’t.