In Jewish philosophy, the “Tree of Life” is emblematic of the wisdom of the Torah: “its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its paths are peace.”
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.
One woman had her jaw broken and seven teeth knocked out, another a dislocated shoulder and bruised kidney, two left with black eyes — and, the victims of this homophobic attack tell the press, police have been handling the case “completely wrong.”
Riese and Erin are watching the inauguration so you don’t have to!
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.