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Anderson Cooper’s Emotional Tribute To The Victims of Hate in Orlando, Florida

A moving tribute to the victims of the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida from CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Advertisements

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Outrageous! Dallas Man Gets Probation in Fatal Assault of Trans Woman

In a shocking miscarriage of justice a man responsible for the death of his transgender partner is being sentenced to probation! Here’s an excerpt of the story from the Texas Observer… A man responsible for the 2012 beating of a … Continue reading

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Important! Two transgender murders, one city: US fails to track new ‘state of emergency’

The Guardian reports on the multiple tragedies of the murder of trans women, including a newly discovered case. This article by Zach Stafford is one of the best articles on these tragedies I have read. Continue reading this article by … Continue reading

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Transgender woman killed after being run over multiple times – KCTV5

Not again! From KCTV5… Police say Tamara Dominguez was killed in what may have been a hate crime. Authorities say it’s too early to say that for sure, but they do know Dominguez was killed in a savage early morning … Continue reading

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Do You See A F@#£ing Problem!?

This says what I want to say, and how I want to say it! From a post made in 2013 here: http://ygenderqueer.tumblr.com/post/42347332440/transphobia More info: Credit to Ryan for making the poster. Credit to Freedom Socialist Party (Melbourne Branch) for taking … Continue reading

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Murder of Fresno Transgender woman caught on video | Planet Transgender

Sigh, I am so tired, sad and angry that this has happened again! I became aware of this story because of a pair of tweets I received in my Twitter feed just as I was heading to bed. I  searched … Continue reading

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Horrific Story: Why my own father would have let IS kill me – BBC News

The BBC Magazine has an horrific story about one gay man who escaped certain death at the hands of Islamic State. Here’s an excerpt from the opening paragraphs. Continue reading this report by following the link at the bottom of … Continue reading

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India Clarke is the 10th Trans Woman Murdered This Year | #ProtectTransLives #TransLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatter

Sad and infuriating news to report. Here’s an excerpt from the report by Mey at Autostraddle: For the tenth time this year, that we know, a trans woman of color has been murdered in the United States. Twenty-five-year-old India Clarke … Continue reading

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LGBT activists call for new focus on violence against transgender community | World news | The Guardian

While I am a bit annoyed that many in the LGB community waited until marriage equality was secured before turning their attention to tans issues, I do welcome all support. This article by Ed Pilkington in New York writing for … Continue reading

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This Must End! Transgender Teen Killed In Mississippi – BuzzFeed News

Alarming and sad news that yet another transgender person has been murdered; the 9th so far this year in the United States. Here an excerpt about this potential hate crime from the report by BuzzFeed’s Dominic Holden: Mercedes Williamson, 17, … Continue reading

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Speaking Up For Trans People of Color Who are Poor and Working Class

Laverne makes an important point that REALLY needs to be heard here’s why… Trans women of color often get caught up in the criminal justice system for a lot of different reasons: poverty, racism, substance use, and lack of employment … Continue reading

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#ProtectTransLives #TransLivesMatter Get Involved! Help Create A Trans-Supportive World!

Many of these murders were of Trans Women of Color – Their Lives Matter! If You’re an eyewitness or know something – Report It! Get Involved! Welcome, take a look at all my International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Posts. … Continue reading

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Fifth Transgender Woman Of Color Is Killed In Less Than A Month #TransLivesMatter

In what has become a very sad, tragic and unconscionable trend a fifth transgender woman of color has been killed within the span of less than a month here in the United States. Dominic Holden, BuzzFeed News Reporter, has the … Continue reading

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Minnesota teacher who ran gay-straight alliance gunned down, teen charged with second-degree murder

It is truly sad when one of the good guys leaves this world. It is particularly tragic when it was the result of violence. Such is this sad story from JOE MORGAN writing for Gay Star News… Art teacher, football … Continue reading

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Trans woman of color murdered in Virginia

Sad news out of Virginia where a trans woman was murdered last weekend. Here’s the story from Michael K. Lavers writing for The Washington Blade… A transgender woman of color was shot to death last weekend in Norfolk, Va. The … Continue reading

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Belgium gets tough on homophobic killers – West

In Belgium a court has increased the penalties for murders convicted in the slaying of a gay man. Here’s the story from Ivano Abbadessa writing for WestInfo.eu… For the first time, a court in Belgium has recognised homophobia as an aggravating factor in … Continue reading

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Teen Arrested in October Slaying of Transgender Woman: Police | NBC Southern California

A young man of 17 has been arrested and charged with the murder of Aniya Parker, a transgender woman. Here’s the story from Willian Avila writing for NBC Los Angeles… A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the … Continue reading

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Veteran Beaten, Burned By Man He Met At Bar, Dies: Cops

This is a truly disturbing story about the Gay Army veteran beaten and burned by someone he met at a gay bar. Here’s the story from AP/Huffington Post Gay Voices… RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An Army veteran beaten by a … Continue reading

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U.S. Marine Charged With Killing Trans Filipina In Trans Panic Attack / Queerty

Sadly, this is the day for bad news when it comes to hate crimes and trans women. In a story from Queerty we have yet another example of a U.S. Marine so insecure about his masculinity that he kills his … Continue reading

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Matthew Shepard: His Legacy Continues | Cathy Renna

In 1988, I was in my second year as a New Mexican and a citizen of the American West. I had experienced my share of taunts while doing HIV Prevention Outreach outside Santa Fe’s only Gay Bar, The Drama Club, … Continue reading

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