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.”
“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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This is what progress looks like.
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In states where gay marriage is legal, gays are still banned from openly marching in St Patrick’s Day parades in New York and Boston.
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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
This article is from the UK, but makes a good point about overlooked communities.
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