Update on the Murder of Candra Keels #SayHerName

Candra Keels

Domestic violence within the LGBTQ community is a taboo topic. Much like family based violence, it is something that we disregard and shoosh off to the side of the conversation around the epidemic of violence sweeping through our community, particularly among QTPOC. In January, a 20 year-old young woman of color named Candra Keels was […]

22 Year Old Ohio Trans Woman Stabbed to Death By Father

Bri Golec

22-year-old Bri Golec has recently returned to a transgender support group in the Akron, Ohio area. She had participated a few years ago, then stopped attending. Recently, she began to more assertively explore her gender identity. Sadly, Bri will not have the chance to continue her journey after an altercation with her father,  Kevin Golec, […]

Vigil Held for Yazmin Vash Payne, Suspect Surrenders

Yazmin Vash Payne

  Trans neighbors and allies turned out Sunday evening to honor the life of Yazmin Vash Payne (also known as Yazmin Paris), a 33 year old trans woman of color who was found stabbed to death in the middle of an apartment fire.  They were joined by Van Nuys Assemblywoman Patty Lopez.  These photos are […]

I Remember The First Time He Hit Me

I Remember The First Time He Hit Me

When I asked Pam Spaulding to promote today’s cyber vigil, she did so and commented “These stories need to be told …”  I agree. And I am hoping some of the bloggers will share their stories. Because they bind us. The first time he hit me, it was a slap across the face. He was […]

Never Forget Ka’Sandra Wade

stop domestic violence

Today we will take a moment of silence and observe a cyber vigil to remember the first fatality victim of domestic violence in 2013 , Ka’Sandra Wade. I don’t know about all of you, but this news is tremendously upsetting to me. I cannot believe that in 2013 women still need to live in fear […]