James Dixon, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to killing Islan Nettles in 2013 because she was transgender, was sentenced
A 25-year-old man charged with beating a transgender woman to death in Harlem nearly three years ago has pleaded guilty to
Violence against trans women has increased in 2015. HuffPost Live mourns those who have passed.
Saturday will be the second anniversary of the death of Islan Nettles.
When I was forced to stop looking at my identities as if they exist in a vacuum, I realized that being a black trans woman is a major risk and accepting myself would be just the first battle with a society obsessed with compartmentalization.
Like Us On Facebook | Follow Us On Twitter | Contact The Author On Aug. 17, 2013, Nettles was walking with friends in the
Transgender activists who gathered this week at various locations around Harlem are not surprised that nothing has come of
Often Black men and their same sex partners are pushed to the fringes of society and forced to endure ignorance and hatred alone. Our project is dedicated to making sure that folks do not continue to feel this way.
I am ashamed of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people right now. We've had a great tragedy in our community, and few of us have reacted with even an ounce of the effort we have put into the fight for marriage equality.
"And who do we have to support or protect us? Nobody, nothing," Cerda said. Family and a handful of activists gathered outside