07/17/21

Transgender rights protest outside LA spa turns violent

A group of protesters who showed up outside a Los Angeles spa on Saturday were met by a large police response resulting in more than a dozen arrests.

The protests stemmed from a video that showed a customer of the Wi Spa in Koreatown angrily confronting a staff member complaining that a disrobed transgender woman had entered into the women’s section.

The video, which was shared on social media earlier this month, quickly went viral in far-right and anti-transgender websites, but its veracity has since been put into question.

HRC Mourns Jeffrey “JJ” Bright, Trans Teen Killed in Pennsylvania – HRC

HRC Mourns Jeffrey “JJ” Bright, Trans Teen Killed in Pennsylvania – HRC:

HRC is horrified to learn of the death of Jeffrey “JJ” Bright, a 16-year-old transgender boy who was killed in Ambridge, Pennsylvania on February 22. His death is at least the eighth violent death of a transgender person in 2021. We say “at least” because too often these deaths go unreported — or misreported.

Jeffrey was a student at Ambridge High School in Ambridge, Pa. Jeffrey was active in P.R.I.S.M. (Pride. Respect. Inspiration. Safety. Mentoring.), a local non-profit outreach organization for the LGBTQ+ youth of Beaver County, Pa. “JJ is a part of our PRISM family,” PRISM shared on their Facebook. “JJ was a beautiful person with the biggest and brightest smile. We will miss your laugh. We will miss your jokes. You will never be forgotten. Fly high, JJ.” On February 23, PRISM held a candlelight vigil in his memory.

Books and movies keep creating transgender aggressors. But trans people are far more likely to be victims of violence

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/25/entertainment/transgender-jk-rowling-media-intl/index.html

In the recent Netflix documentary “Disclosure,” clips of transgender television and movie characters flash up on screen in rapid succession. Again and again, we see similar images: murderers, sociopaths and sexual predators.

Portland man beaten during downtown protest: What a new 32-minute video reveals – oregonlive.com

Portland man beaten during downtown protest: What a new 32-minute video reveals – oregonlive.com:

A group of protesters beat a man bloody and unconscious in the street after he crashed a truck during a confrontation that unfolded near a Black Lives Matter demonstration in downtown Portland late Sunday night, according to police, witnesses and multiple videos.

Black transgender women are the most vulnerable of all – The Famuan

Black transgender women are the most vulnerable of all – The Famuan:

America — the country known as the land of the free and home of the brave — provides many opportunities for people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and more minority groups. But this country also deprives a surplus amount financially, mentally and socially. Which leads to a troubling question: Does this land provide a home of safety and justice to all, or only to those deemed as free — the majority?

I can’t tell you how angry this makes me

#Breaking: Trans YouTuber Eden the Doll and Two Friends Beaten and Robbed in Hollywood

Eden the Doll and friends Jaslene White Rose and Joslyn Flawless were brutally attacked last night on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. As onlookers laughed and recorded, a group of men stole their belongings and beat them with whatever they could find, including a scooter. Jaslene was briefly knocked unconscious in the incident.

The epidemic of violence against trans women of color is rarely this well-documented, but the perpetrators recorded the attacks from multiple angles and posted them to social media.

During the ordeal, the police drove by with sirens going, and numerous motorists and pedestrians did nothing to intervene.

Clementine Ford: ‘Men keep murdering women and people keep acting shocked’

Clementine Ford: ‘Men keep murdering women and people keep acting shocked’

Hannah Clarke was the loving mother of three beautiful children. Their names were Aaliyah, Laianah and Trey. They were 6, 4 and 3. A photograph made public this week shows the four of them smiling while splashing in the shallows at the beach.