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  1. By Bil Browning · Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    "Also appearing will be House Minority Whip Steve Scalise who was recently wounded in a mass shooting in DC. Scalise’s life was saved by a lesbian police officer who shot and killed the attacker. Scalise has said the incident did not change his mind about gun control or LGBT rights."  -lgbtqnation.com
    Trump will become first president to speak at hate group gathering
  2. Zack Ford Apr 26, 2016 9:18 am
    "“Every one of us has the right to live our lives as we wish,” he said. “If any one of us wants to dress up as a woman or man and wants to live as woman or man and believes that we might be something other than what we were born, God has made each of us with free will and the ability to choose to do that if man to wants to dress as a woman, and live as a woman, and have a bathroom at home.”"  --thinkprogress.org
    Ted Cruz Doesn’t Want Any Transgender People In Any Bathroom Anywhere
  3. As I walked home today, I was behind a person who ran into someone he knows and said - quite loud - "men trying to become women, that [bleep] burns me up."  He was ahead of me, so I don't know if it was directed at me (he may have turned and noticed).
    Anyway, I didn't confront him (I don't make a habit of confronting random idiots on the street, seems like a wise course), but my thought was "well that's not right, i'm not a man trying to become a woman, i'm a woman no longer trying to be a man."
    I channeled it more "productively" on twitter with the following:
    Transgender 101: "Transitioning" isn't going from woman to man or man to woman, it's going from fake to authentic. #GirlsLikeUs
    If anyone is on twitter i'm ChristieCNY
    It was nice taking a negative and going positive in response. I'm so much better as a woman than I ever could have been as a man  
     
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  4. France outlaws transgender bigotry
    The French Senate has unanimously passed a legal amendment to outlaw transphobia...
  5. Paris Lees is a London based trans rights activist who specialises in improving the representation of trans people in the media, Here is an article she wrote for the UK' Independent.

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  6. 26 October 2012 | By Dan Littauer
    Madona, a 39 year-old trans was stoned to death in the Brazilian city of Aracaju

    A 39 year old trans person was stoned to death in the city of Aracaju, Brazil.

    The 39 year-old was well known and liked, known locally as ‘Madona’, died from her wounds earlier this week, after she was attacked by an unknown group of people with cobblestones. -gaystarnews.com

    Brazil trans stoned to death
  7. Filed: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
    "WASHINGTON -- Two Washington D.C.-based radio announcers were suspended Tuesday following a brief, on-air apology for remarks made during a broadcast last week in which they referred to a transgender female basketball player as "he/she" and "it."

    "Ludwig was the subject of a lengthy article that appeared in USA Today last Wednesday, prompting an on-air discussion the following day between Pollin, Czaban, and Maryland basketball analyst Chris Knoche." --lgbtqnation.com

    ESPN radio hosts suspended following transphobic broadcast(w/Audio)
  8. Written by WiG - Jan 15, 2013
    "Oregon’s largest LGBT civil rights group is circulating a petition focused on Fox News after Fox Nation used a photo from “Mrs. Doubtfire” to illustrate a report on transgender health care issues.

    "The image of Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire ran under the headline “California and Oregon Insist on Transgender Health Coverage.”" --wisconsingazette.com

    Petitioners demand Fox stop dehumanizing transgender people
  9. Burchill anti-trans rant sparks protests at the Observer and Telegraph newspapers against media hate speech
    18 January 2013 | By Ray Filar
    " Sick of lazy media misrepresentation, vilification and outright hate speech, trans people and allies in the UK have, over the last two weeks, become visible." --gaystarnews.com

    Trans Brits demand to be freed from a hate-filled media



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  10. Eyewitnesses claim London police officers threw a trans person to the ground, handcuffed her and caused deliberate pain while saying she is 'not normal'

    21 February 2013 | By Dan Littauer
    " A trans person was violently handled, abused and arrested by the police, in broad daylight in the heart of London's gay quarter, according to eyewitnesses." --gaystarnews.com

    London police accussed of mocking sick trans in 'brutal arrest'



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    This article [unwitingly] highlights what appears to be classic gay indifference of transpeople on the part of the two gay men who were interviewed - despite their claim of being horrified with what happened. It was well into the interview before they even used any pronouns for the victim (and inconsistently at that)...and then could only say the victim had been subjected to homophobia instead of transphobia. As a part of the LGBT community, they should be familiar with such terms and the difference. But it seems always that is transpeople who seem to be well versed in all aspects of sex and gender, and make an effort to respect others by referring to them properly. -Mike
  11. Wednesday, August 21, 2013
    "FONTANA, Calif. — A transgender woman was found murdered in her Southern California apartment on Tuesday, with evidence of a violent struggle." --lgbtqnation.com

    Transgender woman who appeared in online reality series found murdered (w/Video)


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    I realize not every crime against someone from the TGLB community is a hate crime, but if someone was hurt due to hate, then it should be addressed. I find it mind-boggling how it seems that everytime a [trans]person is murdered, the first thing out of authorities (after they mis-gender the victim), is that it was not, or is not believed to be, a "hate crime."

    I realize that authorities must and should work with facts, but in this case they have no motive yet (or there was no motive at the time of this article), so if they have no motive, how can they say yet whether this woman's murder was a hate crime or not?

    <scratching head>
  12. The Huffington Post | By James Nichols Posted: 08/27/2013 4:20 pm EDT | Updated: 08/27/2013 4:20 pm EDT
    "These incidents of transgender violence barely begin to scratch the surface of not only physical violence against trans people, but the emotional and verbal abuse trans individuals, particularly trans women of color, experience on a daily basis. Vigils for slain transgender women and men have to be organized on an alarmingly regular basis, both locally and abroad." --huffingtonpost.com

    Transgender Murders 50 Percent Higher Than Gays, Lesbians In July
  13. Russian woman who lost her job, her family and her home is being described as the 'first victim of gay propaganda'

    21 October 2013 | By Joe Morgan
    " She had just been given a mortgage so she could buy her own apartment, had bought a car and was ready to go travelling." --gaystarnews.com

    Trans woman, 22, kills herself after being sacked by Putin’s laws

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    We hear so much about the rampant homophobia, and the homophobic laws in Russia. Ironic that what may be the first person to really feel the full brunt of Putin's bullcrap... is a [trans]woman. -M
  14. Parker Marie Molloy | June 04 2014 4:37 PM ET
    "Hall lived on the 4000 block of Raymonn Street, and is believed to have been the victim of a homicide, suffering from massive trauma to her body. Paramedics pronounced her dead on the scene. An autopsy will be performed to determine her official cause of death." --advocate.com

    Trans Woman Found Murdered in Baltimore
  15. Parker Marie Molloy | June 06 2014 5:52 PM ET
    "During an April debate over Houston’s transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance, local pastor Kendall Baker voiced opposition to the measure, claiming that providing trans people equal access to public accommodations would result in an increase in bathroom-related sexual harassment and assault.

    As it turns out, Pastor Baker has himself been accused of sexual harassment, according to Houston's News 92 radio station." --advocate.com

    Transphobic Houston Pastor Embroiled in Harassment Accusations
  16. Lucas Grindley | March 30 2015 2:55 AM ET
    "The joke sparked negative headlines all over entertainment media and was a huge dud on social media, which called out Foxx as transphobic. Perez Hilton tweeted, "Boo! Shame on you #iHeartAwards for allowing @iamjamiefoxx to be transphobic on national television! Those #BruceJenner jokes were wrong!!!"" -- advocate.com

    Jamie Foxx Called Out for Crossing Line on Bruce Jenner Jokes

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    I didn't seem to hear any "booing" in the video clip of Foxx's poor humour. To the contrary, there was laughter, and you could hear and see some audience members clapping.

    In fact, before Foxx dropped the first "joke," just the mention of Jenner's name elicited laughter... as if in anticipation of something to do with Jenners gender identity.

    -Michael