They were all transgender. They were all women. They were all black. Their stories are tragic, their deaths horrific. And there are many more like them.
“The LGBTQ community need to give as much of a damn about these dead [trans] women as we did about getting married.”
A sad moment for Mexico; let us all keep her and her family in our thoughts.
“MEXICO CITY (AP) — The mayor of a city south of Mexico’s capital was shot to death on Saturday, less than a day after taking office, officials said. Gunmen opened fire on Mayor Gisela Mota at her house in the city of Temixco, said the government of Morelos state, where Temixco is located. Two presumed assailants were killed and three others detained following a pursuit, said Morelos security commissioner Jesus Alberto Capella. He said the suspects fired on federal police and soldiers from a vehicle.”
(Via. Huffington Post)
“Amid reports from Detroit, Texas and Phoenix of the deaths of three more black, transgender women, some observers have placed the number of transgender women killed this year at 16.”
(Via. The Guardian)
“It feels strange that there was, very recently, a time when dying trans women never made the news — when mainstream media simply wouldn’t report on their deaths, or would identify them as men. Nowadays, it seems like the story of a young, tragically dead trans woman appears in the media at last once a year, almost like a sacrificial lamb to assuage the guilt of liberal cis folks who would never have known the names of those same trans women when they were alive. The reactions are always the same: outrage, sadness, cries for change. Then nothing happens, and trans women continue to die.”
“Marc Sueselbeck, of Germany, says he doesn’t think he’ll ever understand why U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton allegedly murdered his fiancée, Jennifer Laude. ‘How can I forgive him? I’m not in the position to forgive him,’ Sueselbeck said.”
(Via. NY Daily News)
I hope for a day when there are no more stories such as this…
Transgender Woman Found Murdered in Detroit.
The victim’s body was found in a trash can behind a bar; her identity remains unknown.
“A murder victim whose body was found in a trash can in Detroit November 8 has not been identified, but both LGBT advocates and police say the victim was a transgender woman.”
Dantjier Powell dated Domonique Newburn for years before cops discovered the ‘Hollywood Houseboys’ star murdered in her Fontana, Calif., apartment. Loueadry Powell pleaded with his boy to turn himself in.
Read the article HERE