OAKLAND (KRON) — Em Bohlka was an Oakland poet who had only recently come out as a woman to a handful of close friends and family, her father wrote on social media.

Bohlka died in the devasting Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people.

The 33-year-old battled gender dysphoria for years, according to her father, Jack Bohlka.

She had begun her transition into “becoming a beautiful, happy woman” earlier this year.

Jack wrote that he is “devastated” that his child is one of the victims.

Thank you to everyone who is expressing support and love at the devastating loss of my child in the Oakland fire. Most of you will remember her as Matt, but recently she began her transition to becoming a beautiful, happy woman. She at last was living as she was meant to live. I only wish she had more time to fully enjoy her life. She had taken the name Em.

People with the LGBTQIA community among others gathered in San Francisco’s Castro District for a candle light vigil to honor the transgender vicims.