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  1. Transgender Workers Face High Unemployment
    The Associated Press
    A series of job fairs held in San Francisco aim to match unemployed transgender workers, many of whom say they've experienced past discrimination in the work force, with companies who support their community...
  2. Transsexual Woman Among SF Crime Victims Honored
    By Joe Rogers
    Mia Tu Mutch was just one of several crime victims, and witnesses to violent crimes, honored by District Attorney George Gascon on Wednesday for heroic acts that helped solve some of San Francisco's highest profile cases..
  3. Transgender attacks on the rise in Mission District
    KGO-TV
    SAN FRANCISCO (VIDEO) -- There's been a disturbing increase in the number of attacks on transgender people in San Francisco, especially in the Mission District. "We are developing a trend here that we have not seen before," San Francisco District...
  4. Transgender Tuesdays: Help Preserve A Piece Of San Francisco History
    San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
    Transgender Tuesdays. 18 years ago a team of HIV providers at Tom Waddell Health Center and trans activists from every ethnicity broke the mold by providing something crucially needed. In 1993 Transgender Tuesdays clinic opened in the Tenderloin...
  5. Castro Rainbow Flag Draws Controversy In San Francisco
    Huffington Post
    The dispute began after a request to raise the transgender pride flag and fly it at half-mast on November 20, the Transgendered Day of Remembrance, was denied by the Merchants of Upper Market and Castro (MUMC), the stewards of the flag...
  6. 11th Annual San Francisco Transgender Film Festival
    AsianWeek
    The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) announces its 11th annual film festival – a stellar collection of transgender short films with enticing tales of defiance, bullying, relationships, sex, humor, romance and ZOMBIES! Get your tickets...

    Starts Thursday November 8 @ 8pm: Opening Night Performance Extravaganza!

    Full Festival Line-up at www.sftfff.org
  7. Transgender Latina Woman Killed In San Francisco

    "Taja Gabrielle DeJesus was fatally stabbed Sunday morning in San Francisco... SF Weekly reports that DeJesus, 33, died at the scene... DeJesus’s Facebook shows she worked for TRANS: THRIVE, a drop-in center for transgender people"

    Read the article at http://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/transgender-latina-woman-killed-in-san-francisco#.xk0agQl5q


    Excerpted from article: Nationally, transgender women of color were the victims of 67% of all hate-motivated homicides against LGBT people in 2013, according to a report on hate violence last May by NCAVP.


    Sadly, this happened in a city that prides itself on diversity and acceptance. Please be safe! It seems for every step forward that we take, we encounter even more obstacles. It seems to me that transgender people are the latest minority group that US society tolerates discrimination against. The crime against transgender people isn't anything new and transgender women of color have always been especially vulnerable. What has changed is the wider acceptance of gay and lesbian people, so that leaves transgender folks in the cross hairs of every comedian looking for a cheap laugh, every bible thumping bigot and every idiot who is frightened by someone different. ~ Lori