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Transgender Hate Crimes

Botched Robbery or Hate Crime?

Christopher Argyros | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Argyros

Over the past two weeks, community members in L.A. have held a vigils to mourn the death and celebrate the life of Aniya Parker. The murder of Ms. Parker marked the eighth homicide of a transgender woman of color reported in the U.S. since June. She was shot in the head and killed as she was fleeing from three men who had confronted her on a sidewalk in Hollywood.

Transgender Violence Tracking Portal: One Year Later

A.J. Walkley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
A.J. Walkley

For the first time ever, there is a database where people can see exactly what is happening to transgender people globally in terms of violent acts against them. The TVTP was launched earlier this year in the hope of accumulating as much data as possible in order to serve as a true resource and, ultimately, to put a stop to such acts.

State of Emergency for Transgender Women of Color

Addison Rose Vincent | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Addison Rose Vincent

Self-defense is murder when you're a transgender woman of color. According to an Aug. 22 Facebook post by trans-rights activist Channyn Lynne Parker, Eisha Love defended her life in the midst of an alleged hate crime in late August and now faces a 10-year sentence for attempted murder.

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...

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Anatomy of a Memorial

Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman

It occurs in a month full of and surrounded by relevant observances and seasons: All Saints and All Souls, when we remember the dead; Thanksgiving, when we express gratitude; Advent, when some of us anticipate Word-made-flesh.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Remembering My Fallen Transgender Sisters Who Loved Me When I Was All Alone

Toni Newman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Toni Newman

Today only two of my 13 closest sisters are alive. I close my eyes and see them standing next to me on the street, proud of who they are and never ashamed of their identity. I applaud my fallen sisters for showing me the way with the grace of God.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Rita Hester and Beyond

Gwendolyn Ann Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gwendolyn Ann Smith

Since Rita Hester's murder, hundreds of others have been murdered. This year more than 200 people have died at the hand of anti-transgender violence. Every two weeks, on average, someone is murdered in the United States in an act of anti-transgender violence.

Allison Woolbert on the Need for Tracking of Anti-Transgender Violence

A.J. Walkley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
A.J. Walkley

One trans* and bisexual activist is taking charge of this problem, turning to Kickstarter in hopes of raising the funding to launch the Transgender Violence Tracking Portal. I sat down with Allison Woolbert to discuss her campaign and what she hopes will come from it.

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...

Lila Shapiro

Vigil For Murdered Transgender Woman Disrupted

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

NEW YORK -- On Tuesday night, hundreds turned out for a vigil in honor of Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender woman who died after an attack just...

NYC Transgender Woman Dies After Assault

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

NYC Transgender Woman Dies After Alleged Hate Crime

| Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Mathew Katz, DNA Info HARLEM — A transgender woman who was savagely beaten over the weekend by a man shouting homophobic slurs in Harlem died...

LOOK: New Report Reveals Disturbing Hate Crime Data

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Program has released its annual Hate Violence Report, and the results are nothing short of alarming. While...

Transgender Day Of Remembrance: A Reporter's List

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

I had the unpleasant task of having to report on 20-odd transgender deaths during the past year. Sometimes, just presenting the victims' names and how they died is enough to convey the importance of observing the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

California Transgender Woman Killed In Alleged Hate Crime

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Friends, family members and LGBT advocates are mourning the death of a California transgender woman who was gunned down in Oakland over the weekend. ...

Expanding Black Masculinity to End 'Black on Black' Anti-LGBT Violence

Charles Stephens | Posted 05.05.2012 | Black Voices
Charles Stephens

Blackness, and certainly black masculinity, is not, nor has it ever been a monolith. Gender diversity, quite simply put, is an asset. And any attempt to homogenize ourselves is destructive.

One Day Our Change Will Come: A Call to Raise Awareness and End Violence Against Transgender Women of Color

Ja'briel Walthour | Posted 10.30.2011 | Black Voices
Ja'briel Walthour

A look at the national crisis, which has swept across our country and targeted our transgender and gender non-conforming brothers and sisters.