The NYPD hate crime unit is searching for these two following an attack on transgender journalist Serena Daniari Friday night.
Police say the man shouted transphobic slurs while spiting and slapping Serena Daniari Friday night at the W. 155th Street subway station.
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Serena Daniari, a renowned multimedia journalist with bylines on Slate, CNN, playboy, allure and teen vogue was just published by The Guardian in an article titled “What does a woman sound like? Vocal training helps trans women find their voices”
Mayor de Blasio responded to a tweet from the victim, apologizing to her on behalf of the city, and adding that transgender and non-binary New Yorkers deserve to travel in their city without fear.
.@NYPDHateCrimes is investigating this loathsome, transphobic attack. If you have ANY information please contact them IMMEDIATELY.
Serena, on behalf of your city I’m so sorry this happened. Transgender and non-binary New Yorkers deserve to travel in their city without fear. https://t.co/mLM46e6a7u
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 26, 2020
Thank you everyone for your support. I’m doing okay after last night, I’m physically fine but mentally shaken. Your kind words have really helped so much. ? This issue is in the right hands now and if you know anything about the couple who attacked me, please let me know.
— Serena Daniari (@serenajazmine) January 25, 2020