South Side School District in Beaver County Threaten Welfare and Safety of Trans Students With New Policies

In 2022, information surfaced from South Side School District in Beaver County, Pennsylvania that they were considering trans-affirming policies. This after a teacher refused to comply and was suspended. Parents were outraged so the School Board reinstated the teacher AND stepped away from what they now termed ‘guidelines.’ They would then consult with the Pennsylvania […]

Add Jacob Williamson to the Conversation about Brutal Violence Targeting Trans and Nonbinary Youth

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Content Note: transgender, anti-trans violence, graphic descriptions of violence As we continue to grieve the violent death of Nex Benedict in Oklahoma, there’s another case that should hold our attention. Jacob Williamson, an 18 year old white trans man, was brutally murdered in Monroe, North Carolina while on a first date with someone he met […]

Eastern Pennsylvania School District’s New Board Repeals Anti-Trans Student Policies

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An Eastern Pennsylvania school district has repealed a set of anti-trans policies, including one that restricted where students could use the bathroom. These policies were just passed in October leading to an outcry and turnover of the School Board in November. Prior to that in Septeember 2023, the Board had considered trans affirming policies. That’s […]

Now, We Show Up for Nex Benedict and All Trans, Nonbinary, and Queer Youth

Two weeks later, tThe life and death of Nex Benedict has captured the imagination nationwide. It is imperative to remain vigilant during the investigation. Also important is connecting trans and queer youth in Oklahoma and other hostile states with supports. Donations At this point in time, please consider a donation to support trans and queer […]

Grieving Nex Benedict: the Brutal Killing of 16 year old Nonbinary Student in an Oklahoma High School

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The Crime Nex Benedict (they/them) was a 16-year-old nonbinary youth living in Oklahoma. They endured a reportedly vicious beating in a high school bathroom of Owasso High School, Nex died the next day in the hospital. They were a sophomore. This was February 7 and 8th. Last week, Nex was in high school. This week, […]

Protections for Trans Students in Pine-Richland School District Under Fire in New Federal Lawsuit by Trump-Affiliated Right Wing Group

Transgender children in a Western Pennsylvania school district face new challenges after a DC based law firm filed in a complaint Friday with the U.S. District Court for Western Pennsylvania. These attorneys are with America First Legal. This group, founded by Trump senior advisor Stephen Miller, is the same group that paid for spewing anti-trans […]

Trans Latina Kitty Monroe of Phoenix is the First Reported Victim Of 2024 Violence

The first trans person killed in 2024 is Kitty Monroe, 43. Equally important, she lived in Phoenix, Arizona. Also, Kitty was a Latina trans woman. The Crime Witnesses who came forward have said she was attacked about 2 a.m. Jan. 1 by a man and woman in the parking lot of Casa de Licores, a […]

On Christmas Eve, Black Trans Woman Amber Minor, 40, Was Shot to Death in Missouri.

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The Crime Amber Minor, 40, was killed in Raytown, Missouri on Christmas Eve. She was a Black trans woman. Furthermore, her death brings the total for 2023 to 44. At 8:35 a.m. on Dec. 24, officers were dispatched to the 9800 block of 77th Terrace on a report of a body lying in a driveway. […]

Suspected DUI Driver Crosses Lanes, Kills Virginia Trans Advocate Before the New Year

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The Crime The last violent fatality of 2023 comes at the hands of a familiar foe, alcohol or more specifically driving under the influence. Lexus Walker, a Black trans woman, was 43 when she was killed by an alleged drunk driver doing the wrong way through a stretch of tunnels in Hampton Roads, Virginia. This […]

The Murder of a 53 year old Trans Woman in Maryland

The Crime Meghan Riley Lewis, 53, was a white trans woman living in Maryland, parent to two children, technology professional, a Dead Head, musician, and resoundingly lauded for her compassion and kindness. On December 27, she tragically joined the ranks of trans neighbors who have died violent deaths in 2023 when a single gunshot fatally […]