11-year-old Kyra Inglett and 36-year-old Kaladaa Crowell were murdered by the son of Kaladaa’s girlfriend, Robin Denson.
23-year-old Kerrice Lewis of Washington DC was a “free spirit” who was “full of life” and then on December 28th she was the victim of a horrifying murder.
Two men with criminal records, Justin C. Mann and James W. White, have been arrested in the murder of Brandi Mells and Shanta, Shanise and Jeremiah Myers. Other details about the victims and the crime have also been released by police as friends and family struggle to process this devastating event.
An 11-year old boy, a 5-year old girl, their 36-year-old mother and her 22-year-old girlfriend were found murdered in their basement apartment in what police are calling “not a random act.”
The 27-year-old attacker called his victims ‘dykes’ and ‘faggots’ before attacking them.
51-year-old Lisa Dawn Fuillerat and 39-year-old Samara Routenberg were murdered last Friday by Lisa’s estranged husband, who “just couldn’t handle seeing the mother of his two children in a relationship with another woman after 28 years of marriage.” At the time of the murder, he was still on probation for attacking Samara in 2015.
Shanique Sanders, a 23-year-old black lesbian, is the latest QTPOC victim of gun violence in Pittsburgh.
Lesbian wives Patricia Wright and Charlotte Reed and their 19-year-old son Benny Diambu-Wright suffered fatal knife and gunshot wounds at the hands of 61-year-old Dana Rivers, a former schoolteacher and well-known transgender activist.
They don’t drink their wine.
An Atlanta man who killed Catherine Montoya was was found guilty of murder, rape, aggravated assault and aggravated sodomy; gentrification and the closing of gay bars; a group within the FBI is pro-Trump and attempting to influence the election; a Muslim trans woman in Russia was murdered and more news.
“Not even a week ago we were reporting on the murder of another Black trans woman, Jazz Alford, and now, here we are again. I’m extremely sorry to report that this time her name is Brandi Bledsoe, and she was 32 years old and she was from Cleveland, Ohio.”
Jazz Alford is the 22nd trans person to be killed this year, the man who shot a teen lesbian couple in South Texas is charged with capital murder, Polish women shut down an abortion ban, and more news.
Edmonds is at least the 21st trans person murdered in the US this year. We knew of at least 23 last year.
Mercedes Williamson’s killer gets life in prison and the trans community has mixed feelings about it; Diamond Reynolds talks to The View; WNBA and NBA stars speak out about police violence; a truck plowed through a crowded street in Nice, France killing 84 and injuring 202 and more news from the week.
If we allow gun violence to continue blighting communities of color, we have failed. But if we enact gun control measures that aid the police state in criminalizing Black and brown bodies, we have also failed.
One thing is clear — this was a homophobic attack.
The alleged behavior of witnesses to the 1963 murder of Kitty Genovese, a lesbian barmaid who lived in Queens with her girlfriend, inspired the concept of “the bystander effect.” The only problem is that the story of the 38 apathetic bystanders isn’t even remotely true.
Seven trans people have been killed this year, six trans people of color. That’s two every month, and we’re not even done with March yet.
A federal judge ruled a lesbian couple can move forward with their lawsuit against Pepperdine University for discrimination, a grand jury in Texas decided not to indict anyone in connection with the death of Sandra Bland but the case isn’t closed yet, Ty Underwood’s murderer was sentenced to life in prison and more news.
Kim Davis goes back to work, San Francisco jails take steps to house trans women in correct facilities, April Gross is the second woman to score in a college football game, and more news.