The Tragic Killing of Jasmine Sierra, 52, TWOC from Bakersfield CA

Jasmine Sierra Trans

A complicated tragic story involving the death of a trans woman of color in Bakersfield, California. From The Advocate: Police found the body of Jasmine Sierra, a transgender woman of color, on January 22 in an apartment on the 1000 block of Monterey Street, according to a report from local TV station KBAK. Police say […]

Arrest in the Murder of Philly Trans Woman of Color, Maya Young

Maya Young Philadelphia

Police have made at least one arrest in the murder of Maya Young, a 25 year old trans woman of color who was stabbed to death in February.  From Philly.com – NOTE that Maya is misgendered and her old name and criminal history are disclosed without any clear connection to her murder. Tiffany E. Floyd, […]

Black Trans Man Demarkis Stansberry, 30, Killed in Baton Rouge

Demarkis Stansberry

From The Advocate comes the tragic news of the murder of Demarkis Stansberry: Demarkis Stansberry, a 30-year-old black man of transgender experience, was fatally shot Saturday in Baton Rouge, La. Stansberry was shot in the head by 24-year-old Nicholas Matthews, reports local newspaper The Advocate. Matthews reportedly turned himself in to local police the day of […]

TWOC Maya Young, 25, Fatally Stabbed in Philly

Maya Young Philadelphia

Terribly sad news from Philadelphia – Maya Young, a 25 year old trans woman of color, was stabbed to death Saturday February 20. Police have released no motive and do not have anyone in custody. Please note the cited media report uses her old name.  Misgendering and detailing Maya’s own criminal history – even though […]

Bobby, 50, Queer Trans Guy, White Anti-Racism Activist #AMPLIFY

Transgender Pittsburgh

Name: Bobby Age: 50 County of Residence: Allegheny County. Grew up in Venango County. College in Washington County. Lived in Beaver County (Allequippa) Lived in Westmoreland County (Latrobe) Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his How do you describe your identity? Queer Transguy  longterm Wilkinsburg resident. White anti-racism activist Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? Early Spring 1983, my […]

Tylor, 30, Is a Pansexual Trans Man Who Wants Better For Young People #AMPLIFY

Allegheny County Transgender

Name: Tylor Age: 30 County of Residence:  Allegheny, previously Crawford and Venango counties Preferred Pronouns:  he/his How do you describe your identity? I am a pansexual transman. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? My coming out experience was scary. My mom had found a note I had wrote to […]

Monica Loera, 43, First Trans Woman Murdered in 2016

Trans murder

Very sad news from Austin, Texas. A 43 year old transgender woman was murdered earlier in the month. From TransGriot According to the Austin Police Department, 43 year old Monica Loera was engaged in a conversation with a man in front of her home along the 300 block of East Powell Lane in north Austin […]

Austin, 30, is a Straight Trans Man from Washington County #AMPLIFY

Transgender Washington County

Name: Austin Jacob Age: 30 County of Residence:  Washington  County Preferred Pronouns:  He/Him/His How do you describe your identity? I’m an Austrian, Scottish, Irish American Christian UU who is a straight transman. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? Coming out the first time as a lesbian was the hardest. […]

Alissa, 34, Is Just Another Girl in the Crowd in Lawrence County #AMPLIFY

Lawrence County Transgender

Name: Alissa Age: 34 County of Residence:  Lawrence Pronouns: She/her How do you describe your identity? I’m a transgender female lesbian. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? All of my original support came from friends followed by my family and parents. The challenges I have faced have been working with […]

Corvus Regrets the Lack of Sober, Radical, Queer, and Disability Friendly Community in Pgh #AMPLIFY

Queer Pittsburgh

Name: Corvus Age:  33 County of Residence: Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: I like “they” but he or she is also ok. How do you describe your identity? Queer Transgender Butch fits for now. I’ve tried on genderqueer, nonbinary, genderfluid, and other identities but I no longer feel I’m represented by them given how the definitions seem to have changed, or […]