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Islan Nettles Death

Islan Nettles' Murder and the Shameful (Non-)Response of LGBs

Christian Fuscarino | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Christian Fuscarino

I am ashamed of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people right now. We've had a great tragedy in our community, and few of us have reacted with even an ounce of the effort we have put into the fight for marriage equality.

Charges Dropped in Transgender Woman Islan Nettles' Murder: What Now?

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

What happened to Islan Nettles is neither unique nor remarkable. Too often, this is what happens when someone dies at the hands of anti-transgender violence. Victims are forgotten, perpetrators are let free, and the world moves on as though nothing happened.

New Twist In Transgender Woman's Murder Case

| Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices

By Murray Weiss, DNA Info MANHATTAN — Frustrated investigators trying to solve the beating death of a transgendered Harlem woman are appealing t...

Has Gentrification of New York's Harlem Neighborhood Stirred Up Prejudice Against LGBTQ Residents?

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

I'm told that, oddly, the resentment toward white queer people taking up residence in Harlem has been expressed more openly toward black queer people, in the form of homophobic and transphobic slurs and attacks.

Islan Nettles' Murder: It Couldn't Have Been Me

J Mase III | Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices
J Mase III

What happened to Islan would not have happened to me. As a trans person of color, it would be really easy for me to say that it could have, but the reality is that even though many of my FTM friends and colleagues are at risk, we are still less likely to be murdered than trans women.

NYC Transgender Woman Dies After Assault

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — The death of transgender woman assaulted on a New York City street last week was ruled a homicide Friday as hate crimes task force de...