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Islan Nettles

Advocates And Family Of Islan Nettles Say Killer's Sentence Isn't Enough

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.19.2016 | Queer Voices

James Dixon, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to killing Islan Nettles in 2013 because she was transgender, was sentenced today to 12 years in pr...

Man Pleads Guilty To Beating Transgender Woman Islan Nettles To Death

DNAinfo New York | James Nichols | Posted 04.04.2016 | Queer Voices

A 25-year-old man charged with beating a transgender woman to death in Harlem nearly three years ago has pleaded guilty to the attack, prosecutors sai...

Remembering The Trans Women We've Lost In 2015

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Transphobia has resulted in the murders of 19 trans women this year alone, a significant increase from last year's 14 murders. Of the 19 killed, 17 we...

The "Tragic" Humanity of Black Trans Women

Raquel Willis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Raquel Willis

When I was forced to stop looking at my identities as if they exist in a vacuum, I realized that being a black trans woman is a major risk and accepting myself would be just the first battle with a society obsessed with compartmentalization.

Arrest Made In Deadly Beating Of Transgender Woman

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 03.03.2015 | Crime

An arrest has been made in the beating death of a transgender woman, according to the victim's mother. Delores Nettles told DNA Info on Tuesday tha...

Lila Shapiro

'These Murders Are A Steady Drumbeat'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It's been a year since Dolores Nettles rushed to the hospital and listened to her daughter's heart beat for the last time. Since then, she has been wa...

Responding To Harlem's Anti-Gay Pastor With Love And Beauty

Eric E. Arnold | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric E. Arnold

Often Black men and their same sex partners are pushed to the fringes of society and forced to endure ignorance and hatred alone. Our project is dedicated to making sure that folks do not continue to feel this way.

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

Christian Fuscarino | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Lila Shapiro

Charges Dropped In Beating Death Of Transgender Woman

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK -- When Delores Nettles heard that charges had been dropped against the young man accused of assaulting her daughter, she was hopeful. "I...

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

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Transgender Woman Allegedly Murdered By Housemate

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A New Jersey transgender woman died earlier this week after allegedly being attacked by a man living in her boarding house. Eyricka Morgan, 26, rep...

New Twist In Transgender Woman's Murder Case

| Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.