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Islan Nettles

Lila Shapiro

'These Murders Are A Steady Drumbeat'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.29.2014 | Gay 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 06.06.2014 | Gay 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 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.

Lila Shapiro

Charges Dropped In Beating Death Of Transgender Woman

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay 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 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.

Transgender Woman Allegedly Murdered By Housemate

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay 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 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.