Sad news from Cleveland.
Cleveland Police say Skinner was physically disabled, required assisted living and received regular home health care. She was last seen alive by her home health care worker when she left the Devonshire Road apartment of our fallen trans sister at 10 PM EST Wednesday night.
Tonight, I learned that 22 year old Brittany-Nicole Kidd-Stergis was found murdered in a car on Friday morning. The early media reports are misgendering Brittany-Nicole.
In both cases, the media – especially the Cleveland Plains Dealer – are misgendering the transwomen involved. Not only is this disrespectful and demeaning and awful, but it also hinders the investigation of their deaths and that is a true travesty of justice for everyone who might be the next target.
But tonight I’m going to save that rant and simply say a prayer for the memories of both women and our sisters and brothers in Cleveland coping with this terrible double tragedy.
More details and a strong explanation on how the media failure impacts all of us from Monica Roberts at Transgriot
More details from Planet Transgender from Kelli Busey
Trans activists and allies have organized a Community Meeting on Sunday.