NEW YORK - Activists held a vigil in Chelsea on Friday to remember a slain transgender person.

Nearly 100 people came together to mourn at the site on 7th Avenue where 59-year-old Brenda Bostick was found beaten and unconscious back on April 25.

Bostick died a little more than a week after.

A former case worker for the victim says they identified as a trans woman for part of their life, but transitioned back to male and went by the name "Kenneth" before dying.

People we spoke with say no matter what gender a person identifies with, people within the trans community need to be protected.

"I'm here to let people know that this is not going to be tolerated, and that we are not going to allow people to come around and start killing people in NYC," said one.

"When you're trans, your life is in danger," said another. "You know, especially when you're black, you're poor, you're homeless — your life is in danger."

Police expect to charge 26-year old Joseph Griffin, in the case.

He's currently in custody connected with another crime.