On Tuesday evening this week (26 October), an incident on a platform of the Piccadilly line underground at Kings Cross station in London resulted in the death of a gender variant person. The newspapers have been speculating about the victim’s gender identity for nearly three days but this article in Pink News this afternoon finally confirms the matter:
Ms Burgess, 63, was described as gender variant by her family, who said she was known to friends, family and work colleagues as both Sonia and David.
She was a solicitor who lived on Shaftesbury Avenue in central London and had two daughters and a son, all adults.
In a statement, her family said: “Sonia (David) was a loving and wonderful person and will be missed deeply. We would appreciate being given space to come to terms with our loss.”
Additionally, via the Press Association I understand that Nina Kanagasingham appeared at the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning accused of murder.
There was no application for bail and Ms Kanagasingham was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Monday.