Transgender Day Of Remembrance

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Monica Loera is the First Trans Woman to be Killed in the U.S. This Year

After a year that saw a record high number of homicides of transgender women of color, The Austin Chronicle reports that Monica Loera was the first known trans woman to be killed in the United States in 2016.

 

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Transgender Woman Of Color Beaten And Fatally Shot In Philadelphia

Kiesha Jenkins, 22, was fatally shot in the back in Philadelphia early Tuesday morning — marking the city’s second homicide of a transgender woman of color in the last five months.

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#AllBlackLivesMatter

#SayHerName

#KieshaJenkins

Laverne Cox, Janet Mock Talk Stigma of Loving Transgender Women – COLORLINES

 

Transgender activists Laverne Cox and Janet Mock joined scholar Mark Anthony Neal and The Nation’s Mychal Denzel Smith for a discussion on HuffPost Live about DJ Mister Cee

 

Source: colorlines.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

Janet Mock: I was born a baby, not a boy – CNN.com Video

Janet Mock explains why she was upset with her previous interview with Piers Morgan.

 

Community Village‘s insight:

 

Get it right Piers Morgan. Respect trans identity.

 

Respect for Janet Mock! Nice nice fighter!

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Why This Transgender Teen’s Big Legal Victory Matters

Wayne Maines was in a meeting when he got the call. His daughter, a transgender teenager who had been fighting the state of Maine for years over her right to use the girls’ bathroom at school, had finally won.

 

Community Village‘s insight:

 

Five states down, 45 more to go.

 

“Some jurisdictions (e.g., Colorado, Iowa, San Francisco, New York City, and the District of Columbia), however, have indicated that denying transgender people the right to use a gender identity-appropriate restroom violates nondiscrimination laws. In addition, Washington’s Human Rights Commission states that “transgender employees should be permitted to use the restroom that is consistent with the individual’s gender identity.” Some jurisdictions (e.g., Iowa, San Francisco, and D.C.) make clear that transgender people cannot be required to prove their gender to gain access to a public bathroom, unless everyone has to show ID to use that bathroom. Other jurisdictions (e.g., Chicago) continue to allow businesses to determine whether a transgender patron is given access to the male or female bathroom based on the gender on his or her ID.” –source

 

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Laverne Cox Producing Powerful New Doc About Trans Prisoner CeCe McDonald

Transgender actress and “Orange Is The New Black” breakout star Laverne Cox is currently co-producing an important and compelling new documentary about the life and incarceration of CeCe McDonald.

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