Lisa Love Killed in Chicago, 2nd Black Trans Person This Week

Lisa Love

The Crime Lisa Love was a 35 year old Black trans woman living in Chicago. This week, she became the most recent victim of anti-trans violence. According to police, around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, the 35-year-old was shot in the chest and back near 79th St. and Cottage Grove Ave. Loved ones said Turman was walking […]

A Black Gender Nonconforming Person Killed by Gun Violence in Chicago

Black person in their 20s

A gender nonconforming person named Dominic Dupree (also known as Dominic Palace) was shot to death on Friday, October 13 in Chicago. Dominic was 25. Note that because we are not clear on pronouns, we will use they/them in this post. Dominic used both she and he on publicly visible social media. From Fox 32 […]

A Second 30 Year Old Black Trans Woman Killed in DC

The Crime For the second time this month, the District of Columbia has lost a 30 year old Black trans woman to violence. On Saturday, October 14, Anee Roberson, also known as A’nee Johnson, was assaulted and left in the street where a vehicle struck her. She later died at a local hospital. Investigators say […]

Skylar Harrison, a 30 Year Old Black Trans Woman, Has Been Found Dead In D.C. Park

Photo of transgender woman Skylar Harrison Reeves

A 30 year old Black trans woman was found dead in Marvin Gaye Park in Washington, DC on Monday, October 2, 2023. Her name was Skylar Harrison (sometimes styled Skylar Harrison Reeves.) The Crime The circumstances of her death and how her body was found have led to many questions directed to the D.C. Police […]

30 year old Black Trans Choreographer Killed in Milwaukee

Chyna Long

A Black trans woman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin named Chyna Long, was shot to death in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 8. She was 30 years old. The Crime According to WISN: In the early morning, Milwaukee police say they’re investigating a fatal shooting that resulted in an unidentified victim dying at the scene. It happened around […]

35 Year Old Trans Latina Sherlyn Marjorie Killed in Albuquerque

Sherlyn Marjorie

Her name was Sherlyn Marjorie. She was a Latina trans woman, just 35 years old when she was found dead alongside a road in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 26, 2023. She had been missing since September 16, 2023. The Crime The man who murdered Sherlyn was arrested on October 12. He claims they had […]

On This One Year Anniversary of Anti-Trans Messaging from Eight Pittsburgh Radio Stations

Eight radio station ads

A Troubling Anniversary for the Pittsburgh LGBTQ Community One year ago, I received my first tip about the transphobic ads running on local Pittsburgh radio stations. I spent a lot of hours trying to track down the ad, figure out the FCC information, and encouraging people to contact the stations. All in all, eight of […]

Family Of Adreya Harden Files Lawsuit Against Her School

Adreya harden memorial Trans Day of Remembrance 2021

Adreya Harden was a 15 year old student at  Wyoming Valley School District and the West Side Career and Technical Center in Luzerne County. She was also a transgender teen who faced indescribable violence and bullying from her classmates, her school, and the community. The school district and teachers refused to use her name, insisting […]

Celebrate National Coming Out Day By Reading These 318 Stories

National Coming Out Day

On this National Coming Out Day, it is important to remember that coming out is not a one and done experience – we “come out” every time we meet someone new who has been taught to assume everyone is heterosexual and cisgender. And sometimes we don’t come out because it is not safe. We might […]

Here are 100 Lesbian Blog Posts on International Lesbian Day

International Lesbian Day

Lesbians get two awareness days – Lesbian Visibility Day on April 26 and International Lesbian Day on October 8. Obviously today is October 8. I don’t have many great lesbian thoughts to create an essay to pay tribute to lesbians. Instead, I compiled a list of 100 blog posts written since 2005 about lesbians. Interviews, […]