Monrovia-The Liberian transgender community is in a state of shock over the passing of trans socialite, Cute White.
I worked very closely with Cute on some community activities and projects. She was dedicated not only to her work but also to the improvement of the lives of trans women in and around Liberia,” Karishma Richards-Kwofie, TNOL executive director
Cute, a transgender woman who married in a private ceremony over a year ago, died on Saturday, August 17, 2019 following a protracted illness. Prior to her demise, Cute worked with The Network of Youth Living Positive in Liberia (TNOL) as a peer educator on HIV and other STDs.
“Cute stepped into our lives and heart as Miss All County and trainer of Miss Trans Diva Liberia during which time she became an advocate for Trans youth in and around Liberia,” said TNOL in a statement issued. “Cute’s death came as a shock to all of us at the office because she was expected to return to her work post as PE on Monday August 19, 2019 after a period of short illness.”
TNOL’s executive director, Karishma Richards-Kwofie, described the passing of cute as a huge loss to the organization. “I worked very closely with Cute on some community activities and projects. She was dedicated not only to her work but also to the improvement of the lives of trans women in and around Liberia,” she said.
Madam Kwofie, who was fond of Cute and heartbroken over her passing, stated in a facebook post: ““It feels like it was just yesterday we met… and today am so saddened by your passing. Not only have your loved ones lost a daughter… the world has lost a star… a queen, a legend in her own right…. I know that heaven has found a real diva. I can see how you are already busy teaching the angels how to do cat walk…. Gone too soon…”
Cute’s passing is the second in a string of loss to have hit the transgender community in Liberia. A fortnight ago, the community awoke to the passing of Ms. Naomi Cammpell, a transwoman in her teens who also passed following a brief illness.