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ISLAN NETTLES DEATH
Islan Nettles' Murder and the Shameful (Non-)Response of LGBs
Executive Director of Garden State Equality and Founder of The...
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
Essayist and Transgender Media Advocate
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
Curtis M. Wong
Has Gentrification of New York's Harlem Neighborhood Stirred Up Prejudice Against LGBTQ Residents?
Nationally renowned African-American lesbian activist, scholar...
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
Poet, educator and activist
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.
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