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A Black Trans Woman dies on a Newark Street, Police didn’t Investigate

A Black Trans Woman dies on a Newark Street, Police didn’t Investigate

Ashley Moore, 26 was found by police near death, laying on the street in front of the Newark YM/WCA on April 1, 2020. Without so much as raising finger police declared her death a suicide. They didn’t properly interview witnesses. They didn’t retrieve her phone or personal effects. They didn’t look at the video from […]

Women assaulted at the Durango Transgender Rights March

Women assaulted at the Durango Transgender Rights March

Wesley Devilbiss, 59 was arrested Sunday on “suspicion of disorderly conduct” after knocking a woman down who was marching in the trans rights parade in downtown Durango. UPDATE: Additional charges against the suspect Wesley Devilbiss are being considered. We are aware that multiple people possibly took cell phone video of the incident. If you have […]

Rashad Turner Charged with Hate Crime Against Rochester Trans Man

Rashad Turner Charged with Hate Crime Against Rochester Trans Man

Rashad Turner, 24, was charged Monday with second-degree assault as a hate crime, a felony, in connection with the beating of 30-year-old Samson Tequir of Rochester, said Rochester police investigator Jackie Shuman. Early this morning, Rochester Police @RochesterNYPD said in a tweet that they arrested the suspect in this case. Investigators @RPD_PSI charged Rashad Turner, […]

Federal Judge Rules Against Idaho’s Anti-Trans Birth Certificate Law

Federal Judge Rules Against Idaho’s Anti-Trans Birth Certificate Law

Candy Wagahoff Dale a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the District of Idaho clarified a court order by ruling that a new Idaho law barring transgender people from changing their birth certificate to match their gender violates an injunction she first issued in 2018. In her order Friday, Dale wrote that the procedure […]

11th Circuit Rules Florida School’s Transgender Bathroom Policy Unconstitutional

11th Circuit Rules Florida School’s Transgender Bathroom Policy Unconstitutional

 The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that denying Drew Adams use of the boy’s bathroom was in violation of his civil rights. Court House News reports that in a 2-1 decision, the Atlanta-based appeals court found that the St. Johns County school board violated Nease High School graduate Drew Adams’ civil rights […]

Michigan Teacher of The Year Worries About Returning To School

Michigan Teacher of The Year Worries About Returning To School

Owen Bondono, (He, Them) was named the 2020-2021 Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY) making him the first Michigan transgender educator to receive that honor. The surprise announcement was made during a June virtual conference call. And as wonderful as that news is it takes a backseat to fears about reopening schools during the pandemic. […]

Stephanie Byers positioned to become Kansas first transgender Legislator

Stephanie Byers positioned to become Kansas first transgender Legislator

On a positive note, retired high school band director Stephanie Byers has a very good chance of becoming the first transgender Kansas legislator. Byers a Democrat who ran unopposed in her primary is very well positioned to win as her district which is described as left-leaning. Stephanie Byers came out to Her principal, Sherman Padgett, […]

Aurora Police Traffic Stop Reeks of Racial Profiling

Aurora Police Traffic Stop Reeks of Racial Profiling

Aurora police mistaking an SUV for a stolen out of state motorcycle stopped the vehicle. Then at gunpoint handcuffed a Black mother and her children forcing them to lay face down on the hot pavement. It happened in the parking lot of a shopping center off of Buckley Road and East Iliff Ave. Sunday morning […]

Transgender BLM organizer attacked in Rochester

Transgender BLM organizer attacked in Rochester

A black transgender man was attacked on Rochester’s east side Friday in what police say is a possible hate crime. The Democrat and Chronicle reports that the 30-year-old trans man and another person age 23 were beaten by two males who shouted gay slurs during the attack. The victim, a Rochester Black Lives Matters organizer […]

Anti-Mask Legislator Mocks Dr. Rachel Levine, PA Physician General

Anti-Mask Legislator Mocks Dr. Rachel Levine, PA Physician General

The day after Dr. Rachel Levine responded to transphobic harassment in an appeal for acceptance an anti-Mask, anti-vaxxer Legislator equated people who refused to wear masks to the discrimination LGBT people endure. “I will not be tested, I will not be traced, and I will not be vaccinated as a prerequisite for any activity.” – […]