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  1. Trial to begin for Newark man accused of killing transgender lingerie model
    The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
    A man charged with murder and bias intimidation in the fatal shooting of a transgender female in a Maplewood apartment will stand trial this week, with the defendant's alleged accomplice expected to testify as the state's star witness...
  2. Transgender Woman Murdered in Oakland
    SF Weekly (blog)
    By Erin Sherbert Mon., Apr. 30 2012 at 1:20 PM Oakland police are investigating the shooting death of a 37-year-old transgender woman in downtown Oakland early Sunday morning. According to press reports, the woman, who has only been identified by...
  3. Rights panel condemns murder of transsexual in Mexico
    Fox News
    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights condemned Monday the recent murder in Mexico of a 16-year-old transsexual...


  4. "Pinwheels of Hope" Monday, Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m.




    Remembrance of Bias Crime Victims Held on Anniversary of Trans Murder








    (Louisville, KY) Nakhia "Nikki" Williams was a proud transgender woman, a writer and painter, who was deeply involved in her community. She was brutally murdered in Louisville on August 20, 2008, a few days shy of her 30th birthday. This Monday, August 20--the anniversary of Nikki's murder--the Fairness Campaign will join her family to remember Nikki and all victims of bias-motivated violent crime at the site of her murder, 15th and Market Streets, 10:30 a.m.

    Pinwheels will be distributed at the gathering symbolizing hope of ending all bias-motivated violent crime.

    "With the recent Sikh temple shooting, the assault on a young lesbian girl in Louisville, and the brutal attack of a Nebraska lesbian, it is necessary to further the discussion of ending prejudice and bias-based violent crime in America," shared Fairness Campaign co-coordinator Keith Brooks.

    WHAT: Pinwheels of Hope--A Remembrance of All Victims of Bias-Motivated Violent Crime

    WHEN: Monday, August 20, 10:30 a.m. (anniversary of Nakhia's murder)

    WHERE: 15th & Market Streets in Downtown Louisville (site of Nakhia's murder)

    WHO: Nakhia's sister, Nicole
    Fairness supporters
    ATTACHED: Photo of Nakhia Williams





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    Founded in 1991, the Fairness Campaign is Kentucky's oldest operating broad-based community effort dedicated to equal rights for lesbian gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Its primary goal is comprehensive civil rights legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and to dismantle systemic racism.



    2263 Frankfort Avenue • Louisville, KY 40206 • 502.893.0788




    www.Fairness.org • Twitter @FairnessCamp • Facebook.com/FairnessCampaign
  5. Man Sentenced in Transgender Murder Case
    fox4kc.com
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thirty years. That's how long Kenyon Jones will spend in prison for the shooting death of Darnell Pearson — a man who identified as a woman and went by the name Dee Dee. Darnell (Dee Dee) Pearson, 31, was gunned down...
  6. Transgender murder 30th anti-LGBTQ homicide in Puerto Rico in decade
    Windy City Times
    Transexuales y Transgeneros en Marcha (TTM), a transgender advocacy organization in Puerto Rico, reported that Malena Suarez, a transgender woman in Carolina, Puerto Rico, was discovered dead in her home as a result of multiple stab wounds...
  7. 'Western Bandit' wanted in 9 armed robberies, transgender slaying
    Los Angeles Times
    (VIDEO) Los Angeles police are searching for a violent suspect they are calling the "Western Bandit," who has been linked to nine armed robberies and the killing of a transgender victim. For more than a year, the LAPD says, the man has terrorized people and...
  8. Police: Death of transgender woman a possible hate crime
    New York (CNN) -- The death of a transgender woman brutally beaten in New York is being investigated as a hate crime, authorities said. Islan Nettles, 21, was attacked in the early morning hours on August 17. She died Thursday as a result of "blunt impact head injuries" ...

    Islan's mother reported "They were called faggots, they were called he-shes, she-males, things of that nature" and then at the end of the article we learn the suspect is already out on bail. I wonder what the bail is for killing a transgender person vs killing a "normal" person, whatever that is. ~
    Lori

    Follow up: In further research I learned the suspect was originally charged with misdemeanor assault, while the victim was "clinging" to life for some time after the attack. Police are expected to upgrade the charges.
  9. 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