Islan Nettles and Domonique Newburn, two African-American trans* women, were brutally murdered within a week of each other. This is just the latest in a trend of horrific violence against trans* women of color.
“As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female… I hope that you will support me in this transition.”
Once again, 24-hour news networks let us down by giving a stage to bigots and showing that the only things they know about trans* people are outdated transphobic stereotypes.
The American Bar Association urges for legislative action to limit the availability and effectiveness of the “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses in any criminal trial.
“For trans* women who are locked up, getting access to medical care and safety from the guards and inmates is a serious problem. But the problem starts when they are put in prisons designed for men.”
If you present in a traditionally feminine way, you’re just being a misogynistic parody of a woman, and if you fail to present in a traditionally feminine way, well ha! There’s the proof that you’re not really a woman right there.
CeCe McDonald will go to jail after agreeing to plead guilty to second-degree murder, although she maintains she acted in self-defense.
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