Topics :: Anti-transgender violence

What’s Between Your Legs?: Thoughts on International Transgender Day of Visibility

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 31, 2014
Special guest writer Cathy Renna shares her thoughts on International Transgender Day of Visibility.

Geena Rocero Launches Global Organization for Gender Rights

By EDGE | Monday Mar 31, 2014
To coincide with the celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility, activist and model Geena Rocero today launched her new a global awareness campaign, Gender Proud.

Police Investigate Assault of Transgender Teen

Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
Police are investigating a report of a brutal assault of a transgender teen as he was using a high school bathroom in Northern California.

Turkey Man Kills Trans GF, Family Disavows Her Gender

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
A Turkish man admitted to killing his trans girlfriend and burying her in a vineyard. But the woman’s family disavowed her gender identity and buried her as a man.

Family, Friends Remember Slain Trans Woman

By John Riley | Friday Feb 14, 2014
It’s been two years since Deoni Jones, a 23-year old transgender woman, was stabbed in her face and killed while waiting at a Northeast D.C. bus stop. For family and friends the mourning continues.

Bullied Trans Teen Enters Plea Bargain to Drop Assault Charges

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Feb 10, 2014
Jewlyes Gutierrez, a Contra Costa transgender teen who faced assault charges after defending herself against schoolyard bullying, has entered an agreement that could allow charges to be dropped.

UPDATE: Trans Teen Case Advances, May Move Out of Courts

By David Perry | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
The case of Jewlyes Gutierrez, the 16-year-old Bay Area trans woman whose charge of aggravated battery after defending herself from a bully last November, continues to move through the court system and toward a pre-trial conference scheduled for Feb. 5.

Activists to Protest NYPD’s Handling of Transwoman’s Murder

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jan 28, 2014
Human rights groups will gather at 4 p.m. on Jan. 30 at New York City’s One Police Plaza to protest the NYPD’s negligence in the brutal beating death of transgender woman, Islan Nettles.

The 11th International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Dec 16, 2013
On December 17th, public events in 14 U.S. cities and 19 cities around the world will be held to call attention to violence committed against sex workers.

’Gender Nonconforming’ Student, Burned in ’Prank,’ Receives Support

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Nov 23, 2013
The gender-nonconforming high school student who was burned on a bus in Oakland is continuing to recover from their injuries as the attorney for the boy charged in the attack claims it was a "prank."