At least two queer women of color and three trans women and 30+ other young people died tragically in a fire in Oakland on Friday Night. Underground spaces are important and so is chosen family and so are these souls.
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.
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.
Reecey Walker was killed in her own home in Wichita, Kansas. A 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged with her murder.
Shante Thompson, a Houston native and Black trans woman, was shot along with a man named Willie Sims late last night and was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Why Do We Humanize White Guys Who Kill People?” is the thing you have to read.
Galveston police believe James Larry Cosby was involved in the murders of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson, and Britney’s Mom suggests he was motivated by homophobia.
“We do not know who killed Eric [Lembembe], or why . . . but his friends suspect that in killing him, someone wanted to kill a movement. “
A jury found George Zimmerman guilty of absolutely nothing in the murder of Trayvon Martin.
The law would make it illegal to provide information to minors if it promotes “non-traditional sexual relationships” or provides “a distorted notion of social equivalence of traditional and non-traditional sexual relationships.”
“Bomb Girls” got cancelled today. They’re doing a two-hour movie though, so that’s nice. It’s nice, but it’s not what I wanted because what I wanted was 5 more seasons!
So far three people have been reported dead and more than 140 injured; very little else is known right now. We are updating as more information becomes available.
“On Wednesday, Marco McMillian was found dead on a Mississippi River levee. He was a gay man of color running for mayor of Clarksdale, Mississippi, and his death is being investigated as a homicide.”
In December, a member of our community was raped by an Uber Cab driver. The kind of subsequent mistrust and victim-blaming she’s experiencing is by now familiar, but familiarity doesn’t make it any less infuriating.
“Well, I suppose we have to try to pick up the pieces and make some sort of sense of this tragedy and—you know what? Fuck it, I can’t do this.”
Sage Smith is a 19-year-old trans* woman from Charlottesville, Virginia. She’s been missing since November, and the police have done a bang-up job of not finding her.
“When someone takes the time to handcuff someone with a zip tie and carve derogatory comments or words into somebody else’s body, that’s sheer hate and at this point, this is a hate crime.”
19-year-old Mollie Judith Olgin and 18-year-old Mary Christine Chapa had only been together for five months when both were shot last weekend. No arrests have been made.
Some consider the current wave of violence against gay people and “emo” in Iraq the worst the country has ever seen.
After seven months of trying, Cori got pregnant in August 2011. Today they’ve written on their blog about losing the baby on Christmas Day.