transgender Archive

Jamie, 52, Celebrates the Queer Tribe Rising #AMPLIFY

Editor’s Note: Jamie is a friend and a former contributor to this blog. I am so honored to have their contribution as the 150th post in the #AMPLIFY project. That’s a big milestone. Jamie’s milestone as the first legally recognized non-binary resident of the United States is pretty damn big, too. Read on … Name: Jamie
Category: AMPLIFY

Dee Whigham 16th Trans Person Murdered in 2016 #HerNameWasDee

Dee Whigham was 25 years old. A registered nurse, she worked at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This past weekend, Dee traveled with some friends to the Biloxi region to attend the Gulf Coast Black Rodeo. Tragically, Dee was murdered Saturday in the hotel room she shared with a friend, stabbed to death. Police
Category: Trans

Latinx Perspective on the #AMPLIFY Project

Yesterday, we published a terrific #AMPLIFY contribution from Chi Chi who is a 47 year queer Latina living in Pittsburgh. Chi Chi is from Panama, but grew up about a mile from where I grew up – we went to different schools and never met. Until #AMPLIFY. We have plans to meet in person next
Category: AMPLIFY

22 TWOC Deeniquia Dodds Most Recent Trans Person Murdered in US

Rest in power, Deeniquia Dodds   22 year old Deeniquia was shot on the 4th of July, put on life support and died on July 14. Police were called to the scene of an unconscious person around 3 a.m. in the 200 block of Division Avenue NE. They found 22-year-old Deeniquia Dodds suffering from a
Category: Activism

Avery is a Bisexual, Latino Trans Man in Cambria County #AMPLIFY

  Name:  Avery Age: 22 County of Residence: Cambria Preferred Pronouns: Him/His How do you describe your identity? I’m a bisexual man. I happen to be Latino, and I happen to also be transgender. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I sort of had two, I guess. I was openly
Category: AMPLIFY

AMPLIFY Project, Blog Voted ‘Best GLBT Media Source’ in 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards

It is always nice when someone acknowledges your work, your vision or even just you. I’ve written in the past about my appreciate for the Keystone Alliance Gaylife Newsletter based in the Johnstown area. So I am pleased to be among the honorees in their 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards. What’s really exciting for me is
Category: Activism

Reecey Walker, 32 Year Old Trans Woman of Color, Stabbed to Death in Wichita

Another tragic day for our community with the news that 32 year old trans woman of color, Reecey Walker was found stabbed to death in their Wichita apartment on Sunday evening, May 1. A 16 year old young man has been arrested, but not yet charged. From The Advocate: Officers were called to investigate a
Category: Activism

Bill, 52, is a Gay Man Living in a Small Town in Cambria County #AMPLIFY

  Name: Bill Age:  52 County of Residence: Cambria, formerly Indiana Preferred Pronouns: he, him How do you describe your identity? A white gay man who is not butch or fem. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I never formally came out to most family members. Over time it became
Category: AMPLIFY

Patricia, 41, Does Not Feel Safe As a Trans Woman in Her Urban Pgh Suburb #AMPLIFY

Name: Patricia Age: 41 County of Residence: Allegheny, formerly Washington Preferred Pronouns: She/Her How do you describe your identity? At some point, the mental switch flipped in my head firmly into a “female” identity. (I think it was always set to “female” but I was trying to force it to say “male”!) So I identify as a trans woman. I
Category: AMPLIFY

Updates on the Investigations of Nine Murdered Trans Neighbors

  We learn about the violent death of a trans neighbor, we mourn. But too often we don’t know what happens in the criminal proceedings. Is there justice? What does that look like? I don’t have answers to the larger questions, but I did go back and plow through the criminal dockets to determine where
Category: Activism