Berrios was one of the original and most beloved performers at Ithaca’s House of Merlot, a drag performance troupe that founded the Ithaca College Drag show for the Trevor Project in 2012 and has been raising funds for LGBTQ youth ever since.
McFadden was a 27-year-old restaurant server and aspiring singer in San Antonio, TX.
We’ll never know the answers because the season ends here and Netflix FUCKING CANCELED THIS POIGNANT AND ARTFUL MASTERPIECE OF A SERIES. No, YOU’RE crying.
The 7th Circuit’s ruling in Ash Whitaker’s bathroom access case has the potential to create sweeping change for trans people in the United States.
Nearly all those murdered, including Faulkner, have been Black trans women.
KOKUMO blasts through the bullshit rhetoric and tokenism that too-often engulf queer and trans communities in order to expose the raw struggle to survive at their heart.
Nine out of the ten trans people reported murdered this year have been Black; the tenth was a Native American woman.
Reed, who grew up in Carol City and graduated from American Senior High School, was just 28 years old. She is the sixth trans woman of color under the age of thirty murdered this year, and the eighth Black trans woman murdered this year.
Across the country, Black TGNC people are performing serious emotional labor as organizers, healers, artists, sexual liberationists, and advocates. It’s time to give back.
“Trans Day of Visibility gives me hope. When I see trans people proudly being themselves in public I have hope. When I see allies retweeting links on how to support trans women I have hope. When I see brilliant selfies of trans people I have hope. When I see trans people celebrating a day that’s about us, I have hope.”
Police don’t have a lot of information, other than that there was an argument and then two men sped away in a car. They are offering a reward for more information.
Yesterday was a national day of action to protect, support, and amplify our black trans family and their voices. As you know, this intersection is at the highest risk for violence and hate from both our communities and the state.
Holland, who is the 7th trans person reported murdered this year, was just 18 years old. A teenager. A child.
She was 21 years old.
According to a friend, Gibson was visiting her friends and family in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. That friend added, “She was just a really good person. Everyone loved her. This is unnecessary.”
Breitbart’s anti-trans messaging was shaped by Milo Yiannopoulos. The Religious Right’s was shaped by the Family Research Council, home of Josh Duggar. Trump’s position on trans rights gives them and men like them leeway to behave like the predators they falsely accuse trans women of being.
We’re not even two months into the year and four trans women of color have been murdered, three of them Black, and the last two have been not even twenty five years old.
While any and all support for the trans community is necessary and welcome, the ACLU is missing the mark with this hashtag. The big swing and miss for me is the fact that SB6 is an anti-trans bill that specifically aims to single out trans feminine individuals, regardless of sexual orientation.
I’m freaking serious, this is so worth it: we’ve got one full campership for a trans woman of color with full travel included, one campership for a trans woman without travel and four camperships for trans women of color with a $100 travel stipend.
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to report on this murder earlier because Striker was disrespected and misgendered by police and media in death.