We have learned of the murders of black trans women Kandis Capri, who was killed August 11, and Elisha Walker, whose remains were found Thursday, 10 months after she went missing.
O’Hara, a Black trans and genderfluid 25-year-old, is the 14th trans person murdered this year and the fifth murdered in the last month.
Monroe, a Black trans woman from Detroit was just twenty when her life was taken away from her.
“A lot of folks have their own opinions and viewpoints of what immigration looks like. I think if they came to this event they’d be able to see what trans and queer migration really looks like.”
Her murder reminds us of just how little society values the lives of black trans women.
A NYPD officer is being investigated for assaulting a black queer woman, Black Lives Matter protestors take over the Netroots Nation conference, Rachel Dolezal still stands by her views of herself and more news stories!
”Girl Scouts is for every girl,” said council CEO Megan Ferland. ”And every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to.”
U.S. Immigration officials announced they’ll allow detainees to be housed in facilities that match their gender identity. While this announcement sounds good, many think it will have minimal effect on the lives of actual trans detainees.
“I’ll never have nobody like her again… She was the most beautiful person.”
A third-grade teacher who has to resign after reading a book to his class that was deemed too gay, Kenlissia Jones’ murder charges for taking abortion medication are dropped, a woman will be on the face of the $10 bill, and more.
It’s worth remembering that Michfest is neither the oldest nor the only such festival in the US, and that many, if not most, of the other fests out there explicitly welcome trans women.
In just the few days since Jenner made her debut, I’ve received the same amount submissions that I received in the nearly two months before. All of these submissions are about Jenner.
Bill O’Reilly’s dumb thoughts, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, some really alarming high school educators, violence against a trans woman in Brazil, an anti-abortion lawsuit in Virginia, and more!
“We’re not freaks, we’re not perverts, we’re just people. I’m worried about my bathroom safety more than anyone else.”
Birth justice, the passing of Marcia Diehl, a comprehensive LGBTQ bill of rights, the violence against Martese Johnson, St. Patrick’s Day parades and more!
“The queer and trans community can’t continue to strip us of our racial oppression, just like the black community can’t solely blame our deaths on our gender identities. We’re targeted for both.”
Really, I’m not sure why we feel like we have to keep on amplifying this fight. A solid two-thirds of trans women are on both sides of this so-called divide. We’re a part of both communities.
A year and a half after Islan Nettles’ murder, James Dixon has been charged with manslaughter and felony assault in connection with her death.
Proud was only 21 when she was murdered.
People shared stories of discrimination, bullying and fear of oppression and why they just want to be free to be themselves in their home state.