TLDEF Responds to Report of Sexual Assault at Stonewall Inn

A tragic event at an historic landmark illustrates the dangers trans women often face…


assault at Stonewall InnPolice looking for Information regarding the report of  a Sexual Assault Against Transgender Woman at Stonewall Inn

New York, NY – The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) responded to news reports that a 25-year-old transgender woman was sexually assaulted last Saturday night in a single-occupancy bathroom at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan’s West Village. The victim sought treatment at Lenox Health Greenwich Village medical center. Police have released surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in finding the man who perpetrated the attack. The New York City Anti-Violence Project is planning outreach in the West Village in the coming weeks to hand out safety information and resources.

Statement from TLDEF Executive Director Michael Silverman:

“We are extremely disturbed to hear about this sexual assault against a transgender woman and join the New York City LGBT community in condemning the attack. It is very…

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