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Trans Woman Takes Her Own Life – More Media Misgendering

Trans Woman Takes Her Own Life – More Media Misgendering

A young transgender woman named Lucia Anderson, 22 years old, died last month after taking her own life.  It is only now that the news of her death has hit the media, after her mother spoke out about the incident. Lucia, who had only recently come out as transgender and expressed the wish to transition to […]

Transgender woman Katherine Johnson of Little Rock, R.I.P.

Transgender woman Katherine Johnson of Little Rock, R.I.P.

Transgender woman Katherine Johnson of Little Rock Arkansas took her own life Jan 5, 2016. While her family’s obituary misgenders her and uses her birth name, her friends posted about Katherine on her facebook profile commiserating with one another, remembering and commemorating the life of transgender woman Katherine Johnson of Little Rock Arkansas. The Transgender […]

TDoR 2015: Memorial List of 27 Reported Deaths By Suicide

TDoR 2015: Memorial List of 27 Reported Deaths By Suicide

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is an internationally recognized day to memorialize those who were murdered as a result of transphobia; a range of antagonistic attitudes and feelings against transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, gender nonconforming, and agender people. Most TDoR memorial lists omit the names of those who died by suicide. However, while the ways in […]

14-Year-Old Emmett Castle is 19th Reported Trans Death By Suicide This Year

14-Year-Old Emmett Castle is 19th Reported Trans Death By Suicide This Year

Multiple news sites are reporting the tragic death of 14-year-old Emmett Castle as San Diego’s 4th trans death by suicide for 2015. Earlier this year, during the spring months, saw the deaths of a gender nonconforming youth named Sage David, a 16-year-old transgender girl named Taylor Alesana, and a 14-year-old transgender boy named Kyler Prescott. […]

3 Trans Women of Colour Reported Murdered in 24 Hour Period

3 Trans Women of Colour Reported Murdered in 24 Hour Period

Normally when we lose a trans person I try to write an article about them, I try to give each of them some time in the spotlight of what I’m writing.  I share their name, I spread the story of how they died.  This time though it’s a little different. On Saturday morning I did […]

Start Fighting For Transgender Rights

Start Fighting For Transgender Rights

This has been an amazing week for the LGB community. The Supreme Court of the United States of America has made same-sex marriage a constitutional right across all 50 states, ushering in celebrations across the US and even across the globe. It’s been a historic moment for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people, and I don’t […]

Transphobic Words Kill; Stop Using Them

Transphobic Words Kill; Stop Using Them

There’s a very disturbing reality to being part of a minority, not just transgender but any group that has been oppressed throughout the course of history, there will be words designed to hurt you, belittle you and further that oppression. It’s something that goes back as far as human history, as long as there has […]

Transgender Games Developer Rachel Bryk Commits Suicide

Transgender Games Developer Rachel Bryk Commits Suicide

In tragic news that has been breaking over the last few days it has been reported that games developer and transgender woman Rachel Bryk has committed suicide following online bullying. 23 year old Rachel Bryk, who is best known for her work on a software project called Dolphin, as well as some prominent work on […]

Julianna Fialkowski arrested for helping a suicidal trans teen

Julianna Fialkowski arrested for helping a suicidal trans teen

Lynchburg advocate Julianna Fialkowski couldn’t have imagined saving a trans youth’s life might mean destroying her own future. What of Aubrey Mariko Shine, Zander Mahaffey, Eylül Cansın, Jay Ralko, Taylor Alesana , Ash Haffner, Andi Woodhouse, Jay Ralko, and Blake Brockington? Most of those named were in their teens and all were under 25 when they committed suicide. […]

16 year old Transgender teen Taylor Alesana takes her life

16 year old Transgender teen Taylor Alesana takes her life

Family members confirmed the 16-year-old took her own life, but details surrounding the suicide are not being revealed according to 10 News. Bullied, picked on, excluded from friends circles she jumped to her death. Max Disposit, executive director of the North County LGBTQ Resource Center in Oceanside posted this April 3rd. “This afternoon, the family […]

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