21-year-old Latina Trans Woman Murdered in Lubbock, Texas

Cypress Ramos, a 21-year-old Latina trans woman, was found dead on February 13, 2022 in her hometown of Lubbock, Texas. Cypress died from blunt force trauma. Her suspect was quickly identified as 32 year-old Allan Montemayor and has been arrested and faces a murder charge. Her body was found inside a storage locker in a […]

Martina Caldera, 38, was Killed on December 6, 2021

Martina Caldera was 38-years-old. Martina Caldera, a Latina transgender woman, was found fatally shot in Houston, Texas on December 6, 2021. Caldera’s death is at least the 56th violent killing of a transgender or gender non-conforming person in 2021. Her death is at least the 6th 2021 homicide to come to light in 2022. Investigators […]

25-year-old Black Trans Woman Naomie Skinner Murdered in Detroit

Naomiee Skinner

Naomie Skinner was a 25-year-old Black trans woman from Kentucky. On Saturday, February 12, 2022, she became the third trans person reported dead in 2022. Per The Detroit News: A Highland Park man is accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend after an argument escalated and then dragging her body out of an apartment and into […]

Mayor Gainey Appoints Out Trans Latina Maria Montaño as Press Secretary, Unveils Letterhead With Pronouns

Maria Montaño

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey made a landmark announcement today, sharing that he has appointed Maria Montaño as his Press Secretary. Montaño is an experienced communications professional who brings a lot of talent and wisdom to the position. She also happens to identify as a proud trans, queer, Latinx woman. Montaño is possibly the highest ranking […]

Two Additional BIPOC Trans Women Died in 2021

Rubi Dominguez and Keeva Scatter

PinkNews and TransGriot join the HRC in shining a light on the deaths of two trans women of color, both during 2021 and but only now coming to light with robust details. On Friday July 16th in Arlington TX, Arlington police were called to the 2100 block of N. Collins Street around 3:30am to find […]

Here You Go, Steelers

Steelers Fight Song

I am not a fan of the Steelers, most specifically because of Ben Roethlisberger’s history as a sexual predator and the team’s embrace of the ‘he found Jesus/wife/kids’ solution to the fallout. I’ve been quite glad to see that amidst all of the hoopla about his retirement, the stories of his sexual violence are still […]

Black Trans Woman Killed in December Hit-and-Run Now Identified as Za’Niyah Williams

Za'Niyah Williams

Za’Niyah Williams was a 21-year-old Black trans woman. She was born in Pasadena, California and most recently lived in Houston, Texas. On December 20, she was killed in a hit and run car incident in the Oak Creek Village section of Houston. Police were unable to identify her at first so she was listed as […]

24-year-old Black Trans Woman Duval Princess Fatally Shot in Jacksonville, Florida

The Duval Princess

On the second day of 2022, a second Black trans woman has died in ‘suspicious’ circumstances. Her name was The Duval Princess. She was 24 years old, born and raised in Jacksonville. She was the oldest of 10 children and served as a parental figure to her younger siblings. Initial reporting misgendered Duval. Friends reached […]

Black Trans Woman Amäriey Lèį (Myara) Shot to Death in Pittsburgh on New Years Day

Amäriey Lèį (Myara)

Southwestern Pennsylvania, specifically Pittsburgh, has once again taken a seat front and center in the campaign of terror targeting the transgender community. The first reported violent death of 2022 took place at 6 AM in the morning in Wilkinsburg, a borough adjacent to the eastern border of the City of Pittsburgh. Her name was Amäriey […]

Q&A with Industrial Artist and Musician Josiah

One of the perks of blogging for 16 years is being able to share a little more deeply the content I reference on my social media channels. I decided to make my first post of 2022 about my family. This is my nibling/nephew, Josiah. He is 14, close to 15. He’s always had an affinity […]