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NYC to pay Layleen Polanco’s family 5.9 Million for Wrongful Death

Trans woman Layleen Polanco’s family has agreed to a record settlement for her death while she was in solitary confinement at Rikers Island. Deliberate Indiference CCTV Video showed Rikers Island Guards laughing and joking outside of Polanco’s cell for nearly…

Video: Wrongful Death of Transgender Woman Layleen Polanco

Layleen Polanco, 27, died in solitary confinement on June 7, 2019, on Rikers Island from the results of an epileptic seizure, the third that she suffered while incarcerated according to the medical examiner’s report. Article updated throughout. New video obtained…

Trans flag waving Protesters carry a Guillotine to Puerto Rico Gov Mansion

Puerto Rico Governor, Wanda Vázquez signed new civil codes into effect earlier this week that overhauls a series of laws regulating various rights, including LGBT rights, metro weekly reports.  The changes and the fact that no public hearings were held has…

Briscoe Cain Speech Shouted Down By Southern Texas University Students

  LGBT allied Black Lives Matter student protesters shut down Rep. Briscoe Cain’s planned appearance at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law campus Monday. “He just stands for hatred and bigotry on a scale that isn’t deserving of a place…

Black Trans woman Sadaisha Shimmers jailed as a male after asking to speak to Hillary Clinton

Police booked Sadaisha Shimmers as male despite her DL indicating female and strip-searched repeatedly by male guards. Shimmers posted on youtube that on the 1st of April she requested to speak to Hillary Rodham Clinton on the Ellen Degeneres show….