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Josh Vallum first sentenced under federal hate crime law for a transgender murder

Josh Vallum first sentenced under federal hate crime law for a transgender murder

Josh Vallum was sentenced to 49 additional years Monday under federal hate crimes law for the murder of transgender woman Mercedes Williamson. Vallum will serve the additional years as provided by THE MATTHEW SHEPARD AND JAMES BYRD, JR., HATE CRIMES PREVENTION ACT OF 2009 concurrently with the state sentence of life for murder. wlox.com reports […]

Florida Transgender Woman says killing was self defense

Florida Transgender Woman says killing was self defense

Ms. Campbell says that she wouldn’t have been charged for killing Jackson Marcelin last year if she was cisgender. Ms. Cambell said that Jackson Marcelin hit her with a board after she repeatedly refused to respond to his sexual advances. That’s when the south Florida transgender woman said she stabbed Jackson Marcelin in self-defense. Cambell […]

Transgender woman gets 10 years for pumper death

Transgender woman gets 10 years for pumper death

Florida transgender woman Oneal Ron Morris was sentenced to 10 years on manslaughter charges Monday for injecting a toxic substance into the posterior of Shatarka Nuby, who later died. The procedure known as ‘pumping’ by beauty queen and drag artists causes the tissue to dramatically expand, hence the name ‘pumping’. The illegal albeit inexpensive shortcut […]

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

Chelsea Manning will walk from a male military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on 17 May, almost seven years to the day since she was arrested in a base outside Baghdad for offenses relating to the leaking of a vast trove of US state secrets to the website WikiLeaks.  Nancy Hollander, Manning’s lawyer,  spoke to […]

TX Trans Inmate Passion Star to be Paroled with a possible Settlement

TX Trans Inmate Passion Star to be Paroled with a possible Settlement

Transgender inmate Passion Star’s 14 years incarcerated in Texas prisons being raped, beaten and ignored will soon be coming to an end. Fourteen years ago her boyfriend stole a car while on a test drive. With Passion in the back seat, they drove forty miles before releasing the car salesman roadside earning her a 20-year sentence. Her boyfriend […]

Army denies Chelsea Manning Gender Marker Change

Army denies Chelsea Manning Gender Marker Change

A military prison psychologist has denied Chelsea Manning’s gender marker change according to court documents obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune Monday. The reason for the denial wasn’t revealed by psychologist Ellen Galloway and Army spokesman Wayne Hall declined to comment Tuesday, citing medical privacy laws. The court document is a status report from both […]

Terry Brady faces life for the murder of Yaz’min Sanchez

Terry Brady faces life for the murder of Yaz’min Sanchez

This blood-splattered charred wall in an industrial area bears silent testimony to the heinous murder of transgender woman Yaz’min Sanchez committed by twice convicted felon, Terry Brady. The jury returned the verdict Thursday after only 1 1/2 hours convicting Terry Brady of the 2014 murder of transgender woman Yaz’min Sanchez. Brady will be sentenced October […]

Police seeking leads in the murder of Baltimore Transgender woman Crystal Edmonds

Police seeking leads in the murder of Baltimore Transgender woman Crystal Edmonds

Transgender woman Crystal Edmonds was found shot three times early Friday morning in NW Baltimore. She has since died in a local hospital making her the 21st transgender murder, equaling the total murdered last year. 2015 was the deadliest year on record for transgender people a fact that the ACLU has attributed to the dramatic […]

Jayne Ellen Heideck wanted for arson at Montreal SRS Clinic

Jayne Ellen Heideck wanted for arson at Montreal SRS Clinic

According to Montreal Gazette, the warrant was issued on Thursday out of the Montreal courthouse. Jayne Ellen Heideck, 42, of Kelowna, B.C., is accused of five different criminal charges in the warrant including arson with a disregard for human life, breaking and entering and arson by negligence. The building was occupied at the time by […]

Valve Faces Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit

Valve Faces Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit

The video game company Valve is facing a potential lawsuit for $3 million following a former employee alleging that they were discriminated against due to their transgender status. Valve is one of the biggest names in the video game industry and is responsible for hits such as Half-Life, Team Fortress, Counter Strike and Portal as […]

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