Alyssah Rosenberg, a transgender activist, is dead.
She was found dead Thursday afternoon at her home in Honolulu.
The Honolulu Police Department said Rosenberg was found in a room with a pillow on her head and a head covering.
The police said they were still trying to determine a cause of death.
The National Center for Transgender Equality said Rosenberg’s death was a hate crime.
Rosenberg was active with the LGBT community and published a blog on Tumblr in February about her transition and her experiences living as a transgender woman.
The blog was removed from Tumblr after a backlash from some transgender people who saw it as discriminatory.
It was then reposted with the same title, but without any commentary.
The original post has since been taken down.
Rosenberg’s sister, who has asked to remain anonymous, said she was shocked by the news and is heartbroken.
She said she doesn’t think anyone would want to know what happened to her sister.
“Alyssa was a very compassionate, kind person, and she was one of the kindest people I know,” she said.
“We are going to miss her terribly.
She meant so much to so many people.
We are going be going to her funeral, and I hope that everyone will be able to share in that sorrow and the joy she meant to us all.”
Rosenberg was a longtime advocate for transgender people, including the transgender community, and her blog attracted hundreds of thousands of readers and followers.
She posted about her life as a trans woman and how she was struggling with the idea of transitioning and how it affected her daily life.
She also shared her story of being a transgender survivor and how her journey to living as transgender has impacted her own life.
“I was a trans person for a very long time, and that experience, it was just a realization,” she told Polygon.
“When you have lived as a marginalized person, the world is very different.
It’s not a comfortable place.
It can be a very scary place, and sometimes it’s difficult to be who you are.
I think it was a pretty hard time.
I was always kind of in denial, and so I thought that was part of being trans.
It felt like I was doing it because I wanted to be a good person.”
Rosenberg posted that she transitioned as a teenager, but she was not aware that she was transgender until she was 19.
Her transition began at age 13.
She started living as trans woman in 2007 and was transitioning to being a woman in 2009.
She worked as a medical nurse, then transitioned to being trans woman again in 2015.
After transitioning to becoming a woman, she transitioned again as a woman for the first time in 2018.
Rosenberg is survived by her parents, her siblings, and friends.