Marine Suspected In Death Of Transgender Filipino Woman May Be Charged This Week

A U.S. Marine suspected in the killing of a 26-year-old transgender woman in the Philippines may be charged with murder as soon as Wednesday, Reuters reports.

Jennifer Laude, 26, was found naked with her head in a toilet and signs of strangulation…

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

Trans Girl’s Friend Helps Stop Stabbing Attack on D.C. Metro

 

A 15-year-old transgender girl was stabbed in the back Wednesday while riding on a D.C. metro train. According to witnesses, 24-year-old Reginald Anthony Klaiber began verbally assaulting the teen before attacking her. One unnamed witness and friend of the teen told NBC News 4 that they intervened in the attack to protect her: “He pulled out a knife and he stabbed my friend. And that’s when I maced him.”

 

Source: colorlines.com

Obama Sent ICE to Their Doorsteps So They Are Coming To His

 

“This week immigrant and LGBT civil rights leaders from the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA) sat down in the Democratic congressional offices of Rep. Xavier Becerra and Rep. Loretta Sanchez, demanding their leadership to stop the deportations. The action was in solidarity with the hunger-strike at the White House to call on the President to stop deportations, which started Tuesday.”

 
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LGBT victims of domestic abuse are rarely catered for – or acknowledged

Ally Fogg: While activists for heterosexual victims of domestic violence have ensured measures such as Clare’s law, LGBT people have fallen through the cracks

 

Community Village‘s insight:

 

This article is from the UK, but makes a good point about overlooked communities.

See on www.theguardian.com